NasaExoplanetArchiveClass

class astroquery.nasa_exoplanet_archive.NasaExoplanetArchiveClass[source]

Bases: object

Exoplanet Archive querying object. Use the get_confirmed_planets_table or query_planet methods to get information about exoplanets via the NASA Exoplanet Archive.

Attributes Summary

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Methods Summary

get_confirmed_planets_table([cache, …]) Download (and optionally cache) the NExScI Exoplanet Archive Confirmed Planets table.
query_planet(planet_name, **kwargs) Get table of exoplanet properties.

Attributes Documentation

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Methods Documentation

get_confirmed_planets_table(cache=True, show_progress=True, table_path=None, all_columns=False)[source]

Download (and optionally cache) the NExScI Exoplanet Archive Confirmed Planets table.

The Exoplanet Archive table returns lots of columns of data. A full description of the columns can be found here

Parameters:
cache : bool (optional)

Cache exoplanet table to local astropy cache? Default is True.

show_progress : bool (optional)

Show progress of exoplanet table download (if no cached copy is available). Default is True.

table_path : str (optional)

Path to a local table file. Default None will trigger a download of the table from the internet.

all_columns : bool (optional)

Return all available columns. The default returns only the columns in the default category at the link above.

Returns:
table : QTable

Table of exoplanet properties.

query_planet(planet_name, **kwargs)[source]

Get table of exoplanet properties.

Parameters:
planet_name : str

Name of planet

kwargs : dict (optional)

Extra keyword arguments passed to get_confirmed_planets_table.