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Kepler Data Products
(Updated April 4, 2017)

The tables below describe the Kepler data products and catalogs available from MAST and how to access them. Files and catalogs listed as online can be downloaded from the browser at https://archive.stsci.edu/missions/kepler or ftp via anonymous to archive.stsci.edu and cd to /pub/kepler/. Other files can be requested from DADS via the listed search interfaces.

Click on the listed document link, or refer to the Archive Manual for more information.

  • File Type - Many of the Kepler data products are assigned an archive class which is listed here. If a class is not assigned, a common name is given.
  • Description - Brief description of data product.
  • How to Download - This is a link to a page with more information on how to retrieve the data.
  • Online - Online files are files that can be downloaded directly from the browser or via FTP. Files not online must be requested from the Data Archive and Distribution Service (DADS) in a batch request submitted from one of several search interfaces, or the catalog is not available for download.
  • Document - Source for further information.
  • Updates/Release - This column gives users an idea of how often files were received or updated, and the data release of the current holdings.

  • Notes
    • This is the latest but still beta version of the Kepler Data Products page.
    • Data Release 25 will involve a reprocessing of all Q0 - Q17 data and will begin this fall.


Data Products:

File Type Description How to Download Online Document Updates/
Release
TPL,TPS Long and short cadence Target Pixel Files see download options Yes Archive Manual (section 2.3.2) and
Data Release Notes
Each quarter
DR25
CLC,CLS Long & short cadence light curves see download options Yes Archive Manual (section 2.3.1) and
Data Release Notes
Each quarter
DR25
DVTS Data Validation Time Series Files see downloadable catalogs Yes NExScI's Data Validation documentation Downloaded from NExScI
FFIs Full Frame Images (calibrated & uncertainty files) see FFI+ search Yes Archive Manual (section 2.3.3) Usually three per quarter
DR25
CBVs Cotrending Basis Vectors Files see Ancillary Files Yes Archive Manual (section 2.3.4) Each quarter
DR25
FPCs Focal Plane Characteristics see Focal Plane Characteristics page Yes Archive Manual (section 2.3.5) most files delivered by project March 23rd, 2016
DR25
PRF/FPG Data Pixel Response Function and Focal Plane Geometry Data see Commissioning Data Yes KSCI-19100-001 Document Collected once during commissioning,
received March 14th, 2017
ARP Artifact Removal Pixel Files see FFI+ search No Archive Manual (section 2.3.8) Typically 1 for each channel each quarter
BKG Background Pixel Files see FFI+ search No Archive Manual (section 2.3.6) 1 for every channel each quarter
CLL,CLS Long and Short Cadence Collateral Files see FFI+ search No Archive Manual (section 2.3.7) 1-3 sets for each channel each quarter
RVC Reverse Clock Files see FFI+ search No Archive Manual (section 2.3.9) Sporatically, 291 files received
ENG Ancillary Engineering FITS Files see FFI+ search No Engineering Data Files Produced at STScI during DMC monthly processing
SPICE Files Latest SPICE kernels (bsp & tsc binary files) see Ancillary Files Yes SPICE Tutorials Every couple of weeks
latest


Catalogs:

File Type Description How to download/search Online Document Updates/
Release
KIC Kepler Input Catalog see KIC search and downloadable catalogs Yes Kepler Input Catalog paper Completed before launch
KIC_CT KIC joined with Characteristics Table See downloadable catalogs Yes Kepler Input Catalog paper Last update June, 2013
Q1-Q16 Stellar Parameters Revised Stellar Parameters of Kepler Targets see Stellar16 Search No Stellar Properties of Kepler Targets Quarters 1-16 paper Downloaded from NExScI as available
Q1-Q17 Stellar Parameters Revised Stellar Parameters of Kepler Targets see Stellar17 Search No Stellar Properties of Kepler Targets Quarters 1-17 document Downloaded from NExScI as available
DR25
KOI Table Kepler Objects of Interest see KOI Search and downloadable catalogs Yes See NExScI's Purpose of KOI tables page Downloaded from NExScI as available
KGMatch Kepler/GALEX Cross Match Catalog see KG Cross Match Search and downloadable catalogs Yes README_KGMATCH produced by MAST staff, 2013
FPWG Tables False Positive Working Group Tables see downloadable catalogs Yes see references in README_FP file Downloaded from NExScI as available
Proposal Abstracts Table of Guest Observer programs see Abstract Search No see Help All were provided by project March, 2016