exocartographer: A Bayesian Framework for Mapping Exoplanets in Reflected Light

  title={exocartographer: A Bayesian Framework for Mapping Exoplanets in Reflected Light},
  author={Benjamin Farr and Will M. Farr and Nicolas B. Cowan and Hal M Haggard and Tyler D. Robinson},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
Future space telescopes will directly image extrasolar planets at visible wavelengths. Time-resolved reflected light from an exoplanet encodes information about atmospheric and surface inhomogeneities. Previous research has shown that the light curve of an exoplanet can be inverted to obtain a low-resolution map of the planet, as well as constraints on its spin orientation. Estimating the uncertainty on 2D albedo maps has so far remained elusive. Here we present exocartographer, a flexible open… 

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