# LASCOMap¶

class sunpy.map.sources.LASCOMap(data, header, **kwargs)[source] [edit on github]

SOHO LASCO Image Map

The Large Angle and Spectrometric COronagraph (LASCO) is a set of three Lyot-type coronagraphs (C1, C2, and C3) that image the solar corona from 1.1 to 32 solar radii.

The C1 images rom 1.1 to 3 solar radii. The C2 telescope images the corona from 2 to 6 solar radii, overlaping the outer field-of-view of C1 from 2 to 3 solar radii. The C3 telescope extends the field-of-view to 32 solar radii.

SOHO was launched on 2 December 2 1995 into a sun-synchronous orbit.

References

Attributes Summary

 measurement Returns the type of data taken.

Methods Summary

 is_datasource_for(data, header, **kwargs) Determines if header corresponds to an LASCO image.

Attributes Documentation

measurement

Returns the type of data taken.

Methods Documentation

classmethod is_datasource_for(data, header, **kwargs)[source] [edit on github]

Determines if header corresponds to an LASCO image.