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OCTOBER 19, 2020

The Exoplanet Characterization ToolKit (ExoCTK) Releases Version 1.1 with Improved Capabilities

The Exoplanet Characterization ToolKit (ExoCTK) version 1.1 has just been released through a suite of web-based services and the associated Python package. The toolkit was developed to aid observers planning JWST transiting exoplanetary observations, and has now been adopted as part of the STScI-supported JWST Observer proposal planning tools.

This release includes new documentation in the form of JDox articles, as well as improved versions of:

Users who have version 1.0 of the ExoCTK Python package installed and wish to update to version 1.1 should also download the newest data packages associated with the release. Information on this and other instructions for installing the package can be found in the ExoCTK Github repository and its associated ReadTheDocs documentation.

Finally, ExoCTK also hosts PandExo, the Exoplanet ETC. This version includes usability improvements to the user interface.

For technical assistance, please contact the JWST Help Desk.

The NASA James Webb Space Telescope, developed in partnership with ESA and CSA, is operated by AURA’s Space Telescope Science Institute.