read

sunpy.io.fits.read(filepath, hdus=None, memmap=None, **kwargs)[source]

Read a fits file.

Parameters:
  • filepath (str) – The fits file to be read.

  • hdus (int or iterable) – The HDU indexes to read from the file.

  • **kwargs (dict, optional) – Passed to astropy.io.fits.open.

Returns:

pairs (list) – A list of (data, header) tuples

Notes

This routine reads all the HDU’s in a fits file and returns a list of the data and a FileHeader instance for each one.

Also all comments in the original file are concatenated into a single “comment” key in the returned FileHeader.