EXOTIC Not Able to Find Exoplanet Candidate (Even Though Its in the Exoplanet Archive)

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Wed, 04/26/2023 - 23:55

While trying to run the COLAB version of EXOTIC (which I have successfully done several times), I get the following error message when I reach the point where I enter the name of the exoplanet:

Cannot find target (TOI-5641.01) in NASA Exoplanet Archive. Please go to https://exoplanetarchive.ipac.caltech.edu to check naming and re-enter the planet's name or type 'candidate' if this is a planet candidate: TOI 5641.01

I have checked the naming in the archive and it is correct-- I've also tried using dashes, not using dashes, using "b" instead of ".01" etc.  No variation of the exoplanet name allows EXOTIC to find it, even though I can find it easily there.  It is a TESS Object of Interest-- is that why it can't find it?  Since it is listed in the archive, the error message that I am getting doesn't make sense-- any ideas?




American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
I'm not sure of the specific…

I'm not sure of the specific reason for the inconsistency, but the table that EXOTIC draws from currently is equivalent to this table:


I'm not seeing that one here - but this is a good way to find the 'right' planet and star name.


American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Tom, I think EXOTIC will…

Tom, I think EXOTIC will only work for confirmed exoplanets unless you edit the json file with the parameters. Like Dennis said, ask in Slack, because this question comes up sometimes.