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Settable with the 'comment' command from BIAS. The second comment line is set with the 'xcomment' command from BIAS.

We have chosen to put a "= " at byte 9 and 10 of the card image. This makes the header look more "smooth". The FITS draft standard says that "If this field contains an ASCII "= ", it indicates the precense of a value field associated with the keyword, unless it is a commentary keyword.......(Such a commentary keyword may contain any ASCII text in columns 9-80)."
I.e. also a "= " is allowed.

Value: String
'any-string'

Length: Max. 40 characters. If more, characters in the beginning of the string will be truncated.

Commentfield: No commentfield.


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