# RHESSISummaryTimeSeries¶

class sunpy.timeseries.RHESSISummaryTimeSeries(data, meta=None, units=None, **kwargs)[source] [edit on github]

RHESSI X-ray Summary Lightcurve TimeSeries.

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 a set of 9 Germanium spectrometers with the ability to obtain high fidelity solar spectra from X rays (down to 3 keV) to gamma rays (1 MeV). Each spectrometer is coupled to a set of grids with different pitches which enable fourier-style imaging as the spacecraft spins.

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

>>> import sunpy.data.sample  # doctest: +REMOTE_DATA
>>> import sunpy.timeseries
>>> rhessi = sunpy.timeseries.TimeSeries(sunpy.data.sample.RHESSI_TIMESERIES)  # doctest: +REMOTE_DATA
>>> rhessi.peek()   # doctest: +SKIP


References

Methods Summary

 is_datasource_for(**kwargs) Determines if the file corresponds to a RHESSI X-ray Summary lightcurve peek([title]) Plots RHESSI Count Rate light curve.

Methods Documentation

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

Determines if the file corresponds to a RHESSI X-ray Summary lightcurve

peek(title='RHESSI Observing Summary Count Rate', **kwargs)[source] [edit on github]

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

Parameters: title (str) – The title of the plot. **kwargs (dict) – Any additional plot arguments that should be used when plotting.