Advanced topics

Advanced topics#

Supersampling#

The transit models offer built-in supersampling for accurate modelling of long-cadence observations. The number of samples and the exposure time can be given when setting up the model

tm.set_data(times, nsamples=10, exptimes=0.02)

Heterogeneous time series#

PyTransit allows for heterogeneous time series, that is, a single time series can contain several individual light curves (with, e.g., different time cadences and required supersampling rates) observed (possibly) in different passbands.

If a time series contains several light curves, it also needs the light curve indices for each exposure. These are given through lcids argument, which should be an array of integers. If the time series contains light curves observed in different passbands, the passband indices need to be given through pbids argument as an integer array, one per light curve. Supersampling can also be defined on per-light curve basis by giving the nsamples`and `exptimes as arrays with one value per light curve.

For example, a set of three light curves, two observed in one passband and the third in another passband

times_1 (lc = 0, pb = 0, sc) = [1, 2, 3, 4]
times_2 (lc = 1, pb = 0, lc) = [3, 4]
times_3 (lc = 2, pb = 1, sc) = [1, 5, 6]

Would be set up as

tm.set_data(time  = [1, 2, 3, 4, 3, 4, 1, 5, 6],
            lcids = [0, 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2],
            pbids = [0, 0, 1],
            nsamples = [  1,  10,   1],
            exptimes = [0.1, 1.0, 0.1])

Further, each passband requires two limb darkening coefficients, so the limb darkening coefficient array for a single parameter set should now be

ldc = [u1, v1, u2, v2]

where u and v are the passband-specific quadratic limb darkening model coefficients.