Gyoto: General relativitY Orbit Tracer of Observatoire de Pa

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Gyoto: General relativitY Orbit Tracer of Observatoire de Paris

Post by owlice » Fri Mar 16, 2012 2:26 am

[c]Gyoto: General relativitY Orbit Tracer of Observatoire de Paris[/c][/b]
Abstract: GYOTO, a general relativistic ray-tracing code, aims at computing images of astronomical bodies in the vicinity of compact objects, as well as trajectories of massive bodies in relativistic environments. This code is capable of integrating the null and timelike geodesic equations not only in the Kerr metric, but also in any metric computed numerically within the 3+1 formalism of general relativity. Simulated images and spectra have been computed for a variety of astronomical targets, such as a moving star or a toroidal accretion structure. The underlying code is open source and freely available. It is user-friendly, quickly handled and very modular so that extensions are easy to integrate. Custom analytical metrics and astronomical targets can be implemented in C++ plug-in extensions independent from the main code.

Credit: Vincent, Frederic H.; Paumard, Thibaut; Gourgoulhon, Eric; Perrin, Guy


Bibcode: 2012ascl.soft03005V

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ID: ascl:1203.005
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