Archival Legacy Investigations of Circumstellar Environments (ALICE): Statistical assessment of point source detections
The ALICE program, for Archival Legacy Investigation of Circumstellar Environment, is currently conducting a virtual survey of about 400 stars, by re-analyzing the HST-NICMOS coronagraphic archive with advanced post-processing techniques. We present here the strategy that we adopted to identify detections and potential candidates for follow-up observations, and we give a preliminary overview of our detections. We present a statistical analysis conducted to evaluate the confidence level on these detection and the completeness of our candidate search.
Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VII
- Pub Date:
- September 2015
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- Proc. SPIE 9605, Techniques and Instrumentation for Detection of Exoplanets VII, 96051P