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Analysis Software & Programs
Aladin: "- Interactive sky atlas, useful for preparing the observations and overplotting different catalogs and images of a certain field of view."
Allesfitter: "Transit & RV fitting package, uses emcee for Bayesian analysis, very flexible and robust, can also fit a variety of phenomena such as stellar spots, flares TTVs, etc."
Arviz: "Amazing tool for performing Bayesian inference (it also has great visualization tools)."
Astroplanj: "Reducing images and producing light curves"
Astroplan: "Python package to build your own observation planner and transit predictor"
Astroquery: "Nice Python interface for querying the NASA exoplanet archive."
Batman: "Python package written by Laura Kreidberg to generate transit lightcurves"
Eleanor: "Common tool for producing light curves from 30-min TESS data"
Emcee: "MCMC package written by Dan Foreman-Mackey, used in a lot of the other suggested package, but convenient for writing your own mcmc routine"
Exofop TESS: "Database of all TESS TOIs with relevant discovery/follow up observations and data"
General Catalog of Variable Stars (GCVS): "Useful to check if a particular star is a known variable star (also could be done through Aladin)."
iObserve: "Mac app for planning observations. Recently moved to a web-based platform (i.e., available to move than just Mac users)"
Juliet: "Transit and RV fitting package like allesfitter"
Lightkurve: "Very nice tool for retrieving Kepler & TESS photometry, performing preliminary analyses (flattening, normalizing, sigma clipping, folding, etc., also has libraries for conducting frequency analysis."
MCMCI (MCMC + Isochrones): "By Andrea Bonfanti and Michael Gillon. It's a fast Fortran code to make RV and photometry fits with a possibility to use isochrone placement algorithm to characterise the host star."
NASA Exoplanet Archive: "Repository for large database on published exoplanetary system parameters, has a nice transit observability predictor, and an online interface to ExoFAST (transit and RV fitter like allesfitter and juliet, but written in ID"
NASA/IPAC Extragalactic Database: "Quick SED analysis for checking of UV, X-Ray, or IR excess."
Spiderman: "Phase curve generator written by Tom Louden & Laura Kreidberg to generate phase curves of exoplanets"
Staralt: "Quick and convenient object visibility tool at ING site."
Starry: "Code written by Rodrigo Luger to make lightcurves of all kinds of unique scenarios like star spots, overlapping transits, non-uniform surface maps etc"
Transit Least Square: "Transit fitting algorithm, unlike Box least squares algorithm, its geometrical transit model is limb-darkened light curve with presence of ingress and egress, can be used to search for periodic signals (and assess how likely it is that those signals are real."
VESPA: "False Positive Probability software implementation."
VOSA: "Fast SED fitting."
Wotan: "Useful for detrending/flattening photometry"
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