read

sunpy.io.fits.read(filepath, hdus=None, memmap=None, **kwargs)[source] [edit on github]

Read a fits file

Parameters:
  • filepath (str) – The fits file to be read
  • hdu (int or iterable) – The HDU indexes to read from the file
Returns:

pairs (list) – A list of (data, header) tuples

Notes

This routine reads all the HDU’s in a fits file and returns a list of the data and a FileHeader instance for each one. Also all comments in the original file are concatenated into a single ‘comment’ key in the returned FileHeader.