sunpy.coordinates.utils.get_limb_coordinates(observer, rsun: Unit("m") = <<class 'astropy.constants.iau2015.IAU2015'> name='Nominal solar radius' value=695700000.0 uncertainty=0.0 unit='m' reference='IAU 2015 Resolution B 3'>, resolution=1000)[source]#

Get coordinates for the solar limb as viewed by a specified observer.

  • observer (SkyCoord) – Observer coordinate.

  • rsun (Quantity) – Physical radius of the limb from Sun center. Defaults to the standard photospheric radius.

  • resolution (int) – Number of coordinates to return. The coordinates are equally spaced around the limb as seen from the observer.