astropy.units.beam_angular_area(beam_area)[source] [edit on github]

Convert between the beam unit, which is commonly used to express the area of a radio telescope resolution element, and an area on the sky. This equivalency also supports direct conversion between Jy/beam and Jy/steradian units, since that is a common operation.

beam_area : angular area equivalent

The area of the beam in angular area units (e.g., steradians)