Welcome to the GSFC Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center (EMAC)

EMAC serves as a catalog, repository and integration platform for modeling and analysis resources focused on the study of exoplanet characteristics and environments. EMAC is a key project of the GSFC Sellers Exoplanet Environments Collaboration (SEEC).

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If you make use of tools linked or hosted on EMAC: please use the following statement in your publication acknowledgements: “This research made use of the NASA Exoplanet Modeling and Analysis Center (EMAC), which is funded by the NASA Planetary Science Division’s Internal Scientist Funding Model.”

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  • Check out the Twitter account @ExoplanetModels (not an official NASA account), where new tools and features are highlighted
Help us improve EMAC!
  • Email us with general feedback at and tell us what you’d change or improve.
  • Click the icon in a resource box to provide suggestions for an individual tool or tools.
Other EMAC info!
  • EMAC is intended as a clearinghouse for the whole research community interested in exoplanets, where any software or model developer can submit their tool/model or their model output as a contribution for others to use.
  • EMAC provides a searchable and sortable database for available source code and data output files - both resources hosted locally by EMAC as well as existing external tools and repositories hosted elsewhere.
  • The EMAC team also helps develop new web interfaces for tools that can be run “on-demand” or model grids that can be interpolated for more individualized results.
  • If you would like to submit a new tool/model to EMAC, please visit our Submit a Resource page.
  • For help with tutorials for select resources/tools use the “Demo” buttons below and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
  • Watch this video for a walk-through of the whole EMAC site, including how to submit a new tool and how to access information for each resource.

The P.I. is Avi Mandell, and the Deputy P.I. is Eric Lopez; more information on EMAC staffing and organization can be found on Our Team page.

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LDTk: Limb Darkening Toolkit

Hannu Parviainen

LDTk is a Python toolkit for calculating stellar limb darkening profiles and model-specific limb darkening coefficients using the stellar atmosphere spectrum library by Husser et al. (2013). The first version of the toolkit was described in Parviainen & Aigrain, MNRAS 453, 3821–3826 (2015), and the latest version (v1.4, published in August 2020) contains several speed and usability improvements.

Code Language(s): Python3

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LDTk: Limb Darkening Toolkit

Hannu Parviainen

LDTk is a Python toolkit for calculating stellar limb darkening profiles and model-specific limb darkening coefficients using the stellar atmosphere spectrum library by Husser et al. (2013). The first version of the toolkit was described in Parviainen & Aigrain, MNRAS 453, 3821–3826 (2015), and the latest version (v1.4, published in August 2020) contains several speed and usability improvements.

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