# blackbody¶

ChiantiPy.tools.sources.blackbody(temperature, variable, hnu=1)[source] [edit on github]

Calculate the blackbody photon distribution as a function of energy (hnu = 1) or as a function of wavelength (hnu = 0) in units of $$\mathrm{photons}\,\mathrm{cm}^{-2}\,\mathrm{s}^{-1}\,\mathrm{str}^{-1}\,\mathrm{erg}^{-1}$$

Parameters: temperature : float64 Temperature at which to calculate the blackbody photon distribution variable : ndarray Either energy (in erg) or wavelength (in angstrom) hnu : int If 1, calculate distribution as a function of energy. Otherwise, calculate it as a function of wavelength {‘photons’, ‘temperature’, ‘energy’} or {‘photons’, ‘temperature’, ‘wvl’} : dict