make_heliographic_header

sunpy.map.header_helper.make_heliographic_header(date, observer_coordinate, shape, *, frame, projection_code='CAR')[source]

Construct a FITS-WCS header for a full-Sun heliographic (Carrington or Stonyhurst) coordinate frame.

The date-time and observer coordinate of the new coordinate frame are taken from the input map. The resulting WCS covers the full surface of the Sun, and has a reference coordinate at (0, 0) degrees Longitude/Latitude.

Parameters:
  • date – Date for the output header.

  • observer_coordinate – Observer coordinate for the output header.

  • shape ([int, int]) – Output map shape, number of pixels in (latitude, longitude).

  • frame ({‘carrington’, ‘stonyhurst’}) – Coordinate frame.

  • projection_code ({‘CAR’, ‘CEA’}) – Projection to use for the latitude coordinate.

Returns:

MetaDict

See also

sunpy.map.header_helper.make_fitswcs_header

A more generic header helper that can be used if more customisation is required.

Examples

>>> from sunpy.map.header_helper import make_heliographic_header
>>> from sunpy.coordinates import get_earth
>>>
>>> date = '2020-01-01 12:00:00'
>>> observer = get_earth(date)
>>> header = make_heliographic_header(date, observer, [90, 180], frame='carrington')
>>> header
MetaDict([('wcsaxes', 2), ('crpix1', 90.5), ('crpix2', 45.5), ('cdelt1', 2.0), ('cdelt2', 2.0), ('cunit1', 'deg'), ('cunit2', 'deg'), ('ctype1', 'CRLN-CAR'), ('ctype2', 'CRLT-CAR'), ('crval1', 0.0), ('crval2', 0.0), ('lonpole', 0.0), ('latpole', 90.0), ('mjdref', 0.0), ('date-obs', '2020-01-01T12:00:00.000'), ('rsun_ref', 695700000.0), ('dsun_obs', 147096975776.97), ('hgln_obs', 0.0), ('hglt_obs', -3.0011725838606), ('naxis', 2), ('naxis1', 180), ('naxis2', 90), ('pc1_1', 1.0), ('pc1_2', -0.0), ('pc2_1', 0.0), ('pc2_2', 1.0), ('rsun_obs', 975.5398432033492)])
Creating Carrington Maps

Creating Carrington Maps

Creating Carrington Maps