Bayesian Methods for Analysis and Adaptive Scheduling of Exoplanet Observations

  title={Bayesian Methods for Analysis and Adaptive Scheduling of Exoplanet Observations},
  author={Thomas Loredo and James O. Berger and David F. Chernoff and Merlise A. Clyde and Bin Liu},
  journal={Statistical Methodology},
Abstract We describe work in progress by a collaboration of astronomers and statisticians developing a suite of Bayesian data analysis tools for extrasolar planet (exoplanet) detection, planetary orbit estimation, and adaptive scheduling of observations. Our work addresses analysis of stellar reflex motion data, where a planet is detected by observing the “wobble” of its host star as it responds to the gravitational tug of the orbiting planet. Newtonian mechanics specifies an analytical model… Expand
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