next up previous
Next: Close a Bigimage Up: Libraries for Accessing Previous: Create a Bigimage

Open a Bigimage

The routine to open a bigimage has to be told the name of the (already existing) subdirectory holding the bigimage and the access mode ("read" or "update" in lower case). It returns a "bigimage descriptor" which is an integer used to identify the bigimage to the other function calls.

SuperCOSMOS development
Tue Aug 20 12:02:13 BST 1996