Does anyone have any recommendations for easy-to-use exoplanet transit light curve model fitting packages like batman, but that fits the data, not just the model parameters?

Thank you so much. I need really easy. I'm really bad at coding and need to learn easy things first with coding then I can build. Thank you in advance so much! I hope I asked that coherently!

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    $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "fits the data and not just the model parameters"? $\endgroup$
    – ProfRob
    Jul 27, 2022 at 7:57
  • $\begingroup$ What do you mean by "like batman"? $\endgroup$
    – uhoh
    Jul 27, 2022 at 9:44
  • $\begingroup$ Most likely this batman - no cape needed... $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2022 at 12:16
  • $\begingroup$ ok, so batman does it Thank you so much! It just seemed too easy. Too good to be a true type of thing. I'm inputting my mid-transit BJD_TDB guesses by eyeballing my lightcurve and entering it by hand, hand, and once I get a good fit that's my time. mid-transit BJD_TDB. Is that basically it? Or Is there a way to automate it? I would still tweak by hand right? Its only a few nights a month. Maybe seven. So I have about 25 curves to fit. $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2022 at 23:41
  • $\begingroup$ Are there any Batman users out there? I like it. I was wondering is it popular among astronomers? Is it well-liked? What are most people using? I'm doing the photometry with AstroimageJ and then plotting in python, Astropy, and then using the Batman transit light curve fitting package. I am an Astro undergrad at a major research university. I'll be a senior in the Fall. This is my summer research, This and a whole different project involving silicon 2 lines in type-1a Sn's. Therefore my questions will be wildly disparate! And I really appreciate the help! $\endgroup$ Jul 27, 2022 at 23:46


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