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The ExoTETHyS package: Tools for Exoplanetary Transits around Host Stars

By SpaceRef Editor
August 27, 2019
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Giuseppe Morello, Antonio Claret, Marine Martin-Lagarde, Christophe Cossou, Angelos Tsiaras, Pierre-Olivier Lagage

(Submitted on 26 Aug 2019)

We present here the first release of the open-source python package ExoTETHyS, which aims to provide a stand-alone set of tools for modeling spectro-photometric observations of the transiting exoplanets. In particular, we describe: (1) a new calculator of stellar limb-darkening coefficients that outperforms the existing software by one order of magnitude in terms of light-curve model accuracy, i.e., down to <10 parts per million (ppm); (2) an exact transit light-curve generator based on the entire stellar intensity profile rather than limb-darkening coefficients. New tools will be added in later releases to model various effects in exoplanetary transits and eclipsing binaries. ExoTETHyS is a reference package for high-precision exoplanet atmospheric spectroscopy with the upcoming JWST and ARIEL missions.

Comments: submitted

Subjects: Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP); Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR)

Cite as: arXiv:1908.09599 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1908.09599v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)

Submission history

From: Giuseppe Morello  

[v1] Mon, 26 Aug 2019 11:13:40 UTC (457 KB)

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