RHESSISummaryLightCurve

class sunpy.lightcurve.RHESSISummaryLightCurve(data, meta=None)[source] [edit on github]

Bases: sunpy.lightcurve.LightCurve

RHESSI X-ray Summary LightCurve.

The RHESSI mission consists of a single spin-stabilized spacecraft in a low-altitude orbit inclined 38 degrees to the Earth’s equator. The only instrument on board is an Germaniun imaging spectrometer with the ability to obtain high fidelity solar images in X rays (down to 3 keV) to gamma rays (1 MeV).

RHESSI provides summary lightcurves in the following passbands

  • 3 - 6 keV
  • 6 - 12 keV
  • 12 - 25 keV
  • 25 - 50 keV
  • 50 - 100 keV
  • 100 - 300 keV
  • 300 - 800 keV
  • 800 - 7000 keV
  • 7000 - 20000 keV

RHESSI was launched on 5 February 2002.

Examples

>>> from sunpy import lightcurve as lc
>>> rhessi = lc.RHESSISummaryLightCurve.create()  
>>> rhessi = lc.RHESSISummaryLightCurve.create('2012/06/01', '2012/06/05')  
>>> rhessi.peek()   

References

Methods Summary

peek() Plots RHESSI Count Rate light curve.

Methods Documentation

peek()[source] [edit on github]

Plots RHESSI Count Rate light curve. An example is shown below.

(Source code, png, hires.png, pdf)

../_images/sunpy-lightcurve-RHESSISummaryLightCurve-1.png
Returns:fig (Figure) – A plot figure.