hyperion.sources.ExternalBoxSource

class hyperion.sources.ExternalBoxSource(name=None, peeloff=True, **kwargs)

An rectangular external source.

This can be used for example to simulate the interstellar radiation field. This source emits inwards.

Parameters:

name : str, optional

The name of the source

peeloff : bool, optional

Whether to peel-off photons from this source

Notes

Any additional arguments are are used to initialize attributes.

Attributes

name A string identifying the source (optional)
luminosity The bolometric luminosity of the source (ergs/s)
temperature The temperature of the source (K)
spectrum The spectrum of the source, specified either as an astropy.table.Table instance with 'nu' and 'fnu' columns, or as a (nu, fnu) tuple, where the frequency is given in Hz, and the flux is given as F_nu (units are unimportant since the normalization is set by the luminosity).
bounds The cartesian boundaries of the rectangular box specified as [[xmin, xmax], [ymin, ymax], [zmin, zmax]] (cm).