KCorMap

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

Bases: sunpy.map.GenericMap

K-Cor Image Map.

The COronal Solar Magnetism Observatory (COSMO) K-coronagraph (K-Cor) is one of three proposed instruments in the COSMO facility suite. It is specifically designed to study the formation and dynamics of coronal mass ejections and the evolution of the density structure of the low corona. The K-Cor records the polarization brightness (pB) formed by Thomson scattering of photospheric light by coronal free electrons. The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), via the National Science Foundation (NSF), provided full funding for the COSMO K-Cor, which was deployed to the Mauna Loa Solar Observatory (MLSO) in Hawaii in September 2013, replacing the aging MLSO Mk4 K-coronameter.

References

Attributes Summary

observatory

Returns the observatory.

Methods Summary

is_datasource_for(data, header, **kwargs)

Determines if header corresponds to a COSMO image

Attributes Documentation

observatory

Returns the observatory.

Methods Documentation

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

Determines if header corresponds to a COSMO image