I am writing an application using python to display a FITS image file. I am using pythoncard to build GUI for my application.I can display image files in jpeg, .png, etc . but I am not able to dispaly FITS image in the same application...I donot understand why I am unable to display fits image....

Python and some of the standard GUI toolkits themselves do not have a builtin method to display FITS images (they are simply too specialized), but I am sure one of the external scientific modules that handle astronmoy will do just that.

I know the PyFITS module will (NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center), see:

yes there are some FITS file viewers like DS9 I can invoke this application through my python program and it is displaying the image but I want to display the fits image in my own application in an image canvas( box ) .

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