total_number¶

sbpy.activity.
total_number
(mol_data, aper, b)[source]¶ Equation relating number of molecules with column density, the aperture, and geometry given and accounting for photodissociation, derived from data provided. Feel free to use your own total number to calculate production rate or use this function with your own molecular data as long as you are aware of the needed data.
 Parameters
 integrated_line
Quantity
Integrated flux of emission line.
 mol_data
sbpy.data.phys
sbpy.data.phys
object that contains AT LEAST the following data: Transition frequency in MHzEinstein Coefficient (1/s)Beta: (Timescale (in s) * r^2 (in au))Column Density in 1/m^2
The values above can either be given by the user or obtained from the functions
einstein_coeff
andbeta_factor
Keywords that can be used for these values are found underfieldnames
documentation. We recommend the use of the JPL Molecular Spectral Catalog and the use offrom_jplspec
to obtain these values in order to maintain consistency. Yet, if you wish to use your own molecular data, it is possible. Make sure to inform yourself on the values needed for each function, their units, and their interchangeable keywords as part of the Phys data class.
 integrated_line
 Returns
 total_number:
astropy.units.Quantity
An astropy Quantity containing the total number of molecules within the aperture (Dimensionless)
 total_number: