PYNPOINT: An image processing package for finding exoplanets

  title={PYNPOINT: An image processing package for finding exoplanets},
  author={Adam Amara and Sascha P. Quanz},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
  • A. Amara, S. Quanz
  • Published 27 July 2012
  • Physics, Geology
  • Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
We present the scientic performance results of PynPoint, our Python-based software package that uses principle component analysis to detect and estimate the ux of exoplanets in two dimensional imaging data. Recent advances in adaptive optics and imaging technology at visible and infrared wavelengths have opened the door to direct detections of planetary companions to nearby stars, but image processing techniques have yet to be optimized. We show that the performance of our approach gives a… 

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