AIPS HELP file for BLOCKING in 31DEC22
As of Tue Feb 7 15:09:52 2023
Type: Adverb (Real)
Use: Used to specify the blocking factor to be used by a task.
the FITS format on magnetic tape allowed blocking factors from 1
through 10. Tapes are an obsolete concept so this adverb is now
Null value: 0 => 10
FITAB......Writes images / uv data w extensions to tape in FITS
format. UV data are written in table form.
FITTP ...Writes uv or image data followed by any table data
in FITS format on tape or disk. UV data are written in
random groups form.
FITDISK....Writes images / uv data w extensions to disk in FITS
WRTDISK....Writes images / uv data w extensions to tape in FITS