Boing Boing: DIY Astronomical Images

Boing Boing: A Directory of Wonderful Things: “If there is anything that unites astronomy, it is the worldwide use of a single file format – nearly all the images of stars and galaxies produced by telescopes on the ground and in space are stored as so-called FITS files. Unfortunately this file format has been accessible to very few people other than professional scientists using highly specialised image-processing tools.”

One for my dad, really.