# RHESSIMap¶

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

RHESSI Image Map.

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 an angular resolution of 2 arcseconds at X-ray energies below ~40 keV, 7 arcseconds to 400 keV, and 36 arcseconds for gamma-ray lines and continuum above 1 MeV.

RHESSI was launched on 5 February 2002.

References

Warning

This software is in beta and cannot read fits files containing more than one image.

Attributes Summary

 detector Returns the name of the detector

Methods Summary

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

Attributes Documentation

detector

Returns the name of the detector

Methods Documentation

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

Determines if header corresponds to an RHESSI image