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[ascl:2401.003] LUNA: Forward model luna simulator

LUNA generates dynamically accurate lightcurves from a planet-moon pair, analytically accounting for shadow overlaps, stellar limb darkening, and planet-moon dynamical motion. The code takes transit timing/duration variations and ingress/egress asymmetries into consideration not only for the planet, but also the moon. LUNA was designed to be analytical and dynamical and to incorporate limb darkening (including non-linear laws) and account for all orbital elements, including eccentricity and longitude of the ascending node. Because the software is precise and analytic, LUNA is a highly potent tool for exomoon detection.

Code site:
https://sourceforge.net/projects/lunamod/
Described in:
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011MNRAS.416..689K
Bibcode:
2024ascl.soft01003K

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