Overview

Introduction

species provides a coherent framework for spectral and photometric analysis of directly imaged planets and brown dwarfs. This page contains a short overview of the various data that are supported and some of the tools and features that are provided.

Supported data

The toolkit benefits from publicly available data resources such as photometric and spectral libraries, atmospheric model spectra, evolutionary tracks, and photometry of directly imaged, low-mass objects. The relevant data are automatically downloaded and added to the HDF5 database, which acts as the central data storage for a workflow. All data are stored in a fixed format such that the analysis and plotting tools can easily access and process the data.

The following data and models are currently supported:

Atmospheric model spectra

Spectral libraries

Photometric libraries

Evolutionary tracks

Calibration

Dust extinction

Please give credit to the relevant references when using any of the external data in a publication. More information is available on the respective websites. Support for other datasets can be requested by creating an issue on the Github page.

Analysis tools

After adding the relevant data to the database, the user can take advantage of the suite of tools that have been implemented for spectral and photometric analysis. Here is an incomplete list of available features and tools: