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Quick-MESS: A fast statistical tool for Exoplanet Imaging Surveys

  • Mariangela Bonavita (a1) (a2), Ernst De Mooij (a2), Ray Jayawardhana (a2) and Raffaele Gratton (a1)


Several tools have been developed for the analysis of the results of direct imaging exoplanet surveys, mostly using a combination of Monte-Carlo simulations or a Bayesian approach. Here we present a novel approach to the statistical analysis of Direct Imaging surveys, called Quick-MESS, which allows for a much faster and flexible analysis.



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