my first AAS. II. maximum likelihood test

What is the maximum likelihood test in astronomy?

I saw a poster that said their result excels because they used the maximum likelihood test (hereafter, MLT) for a contour plot. At least this was my understanding after casual reading of the poster whilst I was focusing in finding the definition of the MLT. My guess was they obtained estimaties from maximum likelihood principles, such as using Cash statistics in X-ray data analysis.

It was interesting to see a dialect that gave me hard time to associate with the original meanings.

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