The SunPy documentation should be your first stop to get your question answered. We strive to provide a rich and comprehensive set of docs. The documentation is included in the code itself which you can access through code reference and we also have a number of guides which take you through specific topics. If you do not find your answer there read on!

Sometimes the best way to get your question answered is just by asking someone. SunPy has two mailing lists; a general mailing list for general issues and a developer mailing list. If you have a general question about how SunPy works use the main list. If, on the other hand, you have a question about the inner workings of SunPy or how SunPy is organized or have a question about developing some new feature please use the developer mailing list.

We have a chat room on IRC (#sunpy) hosted on freenode where you can talk with SunPy users and developers in real time. If you are unfamiliar with IRC we recommend you simply use Kiwi IRC's web chat client which will open directly in your browser, or use the embedded client below. Stop by and say hello. Also, most chat programs can connect to the chat room (hostname =, channel = #sunpy).