agnpy: numerical modelling of AGN spectra in python

Built on numpy and astropy, agnpy allows to compute the spectral energy distribution (SED) produced by the radiative processes of relativistic electrons accelerated in the jets of Active Galactic Nuclei.
The photon emission via synchrotron and inverse Compton radiation can be computed for a population of particles confined in a spheroidal emission region (blob). While the radiation field of several AGN components (Accretion Disk, Broad Line Region, Dust Torus, the very same synchrotron radiation) can be selected as target for the inverse Compton, the gamma-gamma pair-production opacity of the latter can be simultaneously estimated.
agnpy provides an important missing piece in the field of blazar modelling and in the growing community of python-based astronomical software.

Theme – Open Source Software and Community Development in Astronomy, Other