# MDIMap¶

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

SOHO MDI Image Map

The Michelson Doppler Imager (MDI) is a white light refracting telescope which feeds sunlight through a series of filters onto a CCD camera. Two tunable Michelson interformeters define a 94 mAngstrom bandpass that can be tuned across the Ni 6768 Angstrom solar absorption line.

MDI measures line-of-sight motion (Dopplergrams), magnetic field (magnetograms), and brightness images of the full solar disk at several resolutions (4 arc-second to very low resolution) and a fixed selected region in higher resolution (1.2 arc-second).

SOHO was launched on 2 December 2 1995 into a sun-synchronous orbit and SOHO MDI ceased normal science observations on 12 April 2011.

References

Attributes Summary

 measurement Returns the type of data in the map.

Methods Summary

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

Attributes Documentation

measurement

Returns the type of data in the map.

Methods Documentation

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

Determines if header corresponds to an MDI image