MDIMap

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

Bases: sunpy.map.GenericMap

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

detector

Detector name.

measurement

Returns the type of data in the map.

waveunit

The Unit of the wavelength of this observation.

Methods Summary

is_datasource_for(data, header, **kwargs)

Determines if header corresponds to an MDI image

Attributes Documentation

detector

Detector name.

measurement

Returns the type of data in the map.

waveunit

The Unit of the wavelength of this observation.

Methods Documentation

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

Determines if header corresponds to an MDI image