doppler_relativistic¶

astropy.units.
doppler_relativistic
(rest)[source]¶ Return the equivalency pairs for the relativistic convention for velocity.
The full relativistic convention for the relation between velocity and frequency is:
\(V = c \frac{f_0^2  f^2}{f_0^2 + f^2} ; f(V) = f_0 \frac{\left(1  (V/c)^2\right)^{1/2}}{(1+V/c)}\)
 Parameters
 rest
Quantity
Any quantity supported by the standard spectral equivalencies (wavelength, energy, frequency, wave number).
 rest
References
NRAO site defining the conventions
Examples
>>> import astropy.units as u >>> CO_restfreq = 115.27120*u.GHz # rest frequency of 12 CO 10 in GHz >>> relativistic_CO_equiv = u.doppler_relativistic(CO_restfreq) >>> measured_freq = 115.2832*u.GHz >>> relativistic_velocity = measured_freq.to(u.km/u.s, equivalencies=relativistic_CO_equiv) >>> relativistic_velocity <Quantity 31.207467619351537 km / s> >>> measured_velocity = 1250 * u.km/u.s >>> relativistic_frequency = measured_velocity.to(u.GHz, equivalencies=relativistic_CO_equiv) >>> relativistic_frequency <Quantity 114.79156866993588 GHz> >>> relativistic_wavelength = measured_velocity.to(u.mm, equivalencies=relativistic_CO_equiv) >>> relativistic_wavelength <Quantity 2.6116243681798923 mm>