sunpy 4.1

Dear all,

The SunPy developers please to announce the latest release of the sunpy core package, version 4.1🎉 Headline new features are:

– Extract map values along coordinate paths
– Easier reprojecting to Carrington and Stonyhurst coordinates
– Drawing the solar equator and prime meridian
– Sample data downloaded on demand

📜 The full list of what’s new can be found at, and the full changelog at

🖥 As always, to update pip users can run `pip install -U sunpy` and conda users can run `conda update sunpy`.

❓ If you have any questions, issues, or suggestions, we would love to hear about them on the new SunPy discussion forum at

👏 Finally, we would like to give a shout out to new contributors to sunpy since the release of the previous major version:

Akash Verma, Alex Kaszynski, Alex W, Andy Tang, Chris Bard, Daniel Garcia Briseno, Jan Gieseler, Jia Qing, Karthikeyan Singaravelan, Krish Agrawal, Marius Giger, Matt Wentzel-Long, Naveen Srinivasan, Timo Laitinen, William Jamieson, William Russell.

🌏 SunPy is a community powered project, and would not exist without continual input from contributors around the world!

Enjoy the new release,
David Stansby (on behalf of the SunPy developers)