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Converts a disk FITS image in a GILDAS image. A disk FITS image is an
2880 bytes per block file conforming to FITS standard for the informa-
tion written in the blocks. Such disk FITS images can be produced by
other packages (e.g. AIPS). This task is intended for a single image.
For many images, use the command SIC\DEFINE FITS.
Images are assumed to have at most 4 axis. FITS_GILDAS also handles
Conversion for FITS to GILDAS data format is not necessary: "on-the-fly"
conversion of FITS files into GILDAS images is automatically attempted
by all GILDAS programs and tasks. This conversion creates a temporary
GILDAS image (of extension .fits.gdf) which is normally deleted upon
completion. However, this "on-the-fly" conversion will fail if the FITS
keywords are highly non-standard.