4/27/16 - A revised version of the
Kepler Instrument Handbook (KIH), dated 22 April 2016, is now available.
The KIH provides information about the
design, performance, and operational constraints of the Kepler hardware.
3/25/16 - The project has assessed the recently reported problem
with the Kepler and K2 short-cadence smear data being scrambled
and the documentation
has been updated accordingly. The list of
is unchanged, but renamed for clarity. The bottom
line for Kepler: only a handful of targets are likely to be affected
in a significant way.
3/15/16 - Two new exoplanets were added for Kepler.
3/7/16 - The DR25 version of the Kepler
Q1-Q17 Stellar table has been implemented and replaces the previous DR24 version.
2/4/16 - A document describing the recently discovered problem
affecting approximately half of all Kepler and K2 Short Cadence targets
is now available from the Kepler project.
The list of affected Kepler files can be downloaded
Information on when the reprocessed data will be archived will be provided as it becomes available.
1/18/16 - The DR25 data ingest has been completed for all long cadence
1/7/16 - Seven new exoplanets were added for Kepler and one new
exoplanet for K2.
11/24/15 - The Data Release 24 Short Cadence (SC) calibrated pixels and
light curves for Q2—Q16 are excessively noisy. More information is available
in an erratum
to the Data Release 24 Notes. We encourage users of the SC
data to wait until the DR25 SC data becomes
available in the Summer of 2016.
11/11/15 - Search forms are now available for the
Kepler KOI False Positive catalog
and the KOI Positional Probabilities catalog
from the Kepler False Positive Working Group.
See the links on the main search forms for more information.
10/7/15 - DR25 Ingest Status
The table below will track the ingest status for
the final reprocessing of Kepler data.
The initial ingest is only for long cadence observations. Short cadence data
(and FFIs) are expected next Summer.
Note that tar files downloaded through the MAST Portal will contain
the older DR24 data until MAST receives ALL the DR25 long cadence data.
If you want to retrieve version DR25 files from the Portal before then,
you must manually select them from within the Portal's download
basket. Consult the table below to determine which Quarters have
version DR25 files available. (For tarfile status, Q implies the tar file
of DR25 light curves (LC) for the specified quarter is online and accessible
via ftp and http.)
7/23/15 - Updates from NExScI were made to 97 entries in
the Kepler KOI table,
and 2 recently-announced earth-like exoplanets were added to the
and KOI info
Kepler confirmed planets tables.
The condition flags
were also updated.
6/25/15 - A link to the Kepler Planet Occurrence Rate Tools
(KeplerPORTs), written in python, has been added to the Kepler
Data Reduction page.
6/24/15 - A new page on alternate
download options is now available.
The page describes how to access online files via ftp or http, how
to submit batch requests, and various options using the
Wget/Curl shell commands.
6/2/15 - The reprocessed Full Frame Images (FFIs)
from Data Release 24 are now available online.
The new FFIs use the actual information on the FFI to determine target
positions rather than the previous (possibly less accurate) method of using
positions from the nearest good cadence).
5/27/15 - The
confirmed planets tables (i.e.,
& KOI info)
and the condition flags have been updated to include 7 new exoplanets.
4/22/15 - All Q0-Q17 Data Release 24 data are now available
through batch downloads, the search interface,
online for both lightcurves and target pixel files, and as tarfiles.
In addition, tarfiles of the lightcurves for Kepler Objects of
Interest (KOIs), Eclipsing Binaries, and Red Giants are also available.
WGET scripts have also been prepared. See the
alternate retrieval methods
webpage that explains ways to retrieve data other than via batch requests.