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Kepler Documents

  • Kepler Archive Manual (May 2, 2016) - includes updates for Data Release 25 and MAST tools. The previous version is Revision 5 Archive Manual (June 5, 2014)

    -Citation: Revision 6: S. E. Thompson, D. Fraquelli, J. E. van Cleve, & D. A. Caldwell, 2016,
    Kepler Archive Manual (KDMC-10008-006).

    -Citation: Revision 5: D. Fraquelli & S. E. Thompson, 2014, Kepler Archive Manual (KDMC-10008-005).

    -Citation: Revision 4: D. Fraquelli & S. E. Thompson, 2012, Kepler Archive Manual (KDMC-10008-004).

    -Citation: Revision 3: D. Fraquelli & S. E. Thompson, 2011, Kepler Archive Manual (KDMC-10008-003).

    -Citation: Revision 2: D. Fraquelli & S. E. Thompson, 2011, Kepler Archive Manual (KDMC-10008-002).

    -Citation: Revision 1: D. Fraquelli & S. E. Thompson, 2011, Kepler Archive Manual (KDMC-10008-001).

    Original: D. Fraquelli, 2009, Kepler Archive Manual (KDMC-10008).

  • Kepler Instrument Handbook (April, 2016) provides information about the design, performance, and operational constraints of the Kepler hardware, and an overview of the pixel data sets available. It replaces the previous version of the Kepler Instrument Handbook (July, 2009) which also included a Instrument Handbook Supplement tar file.

    - Citation: J. E. Van Cleve & D. A. Caldwell, Kepler Instrument Handbook (KSCI-19033-002).

    - Citation: J. E. Van Cleve & D. A. Caldwell, Kepler Instrument Handbook (KSCI-19033-001).

  • Kepler Data Characteristics Handbook (May, 2013) - A description of the phenomena that the Kepler Science Office have found in the data. These phenomena are tabulated each release in the relevant Data Release Notes.

    - Citation: J. L. Christiansen, J. M. Jenkins, D. A. Caldwell, T. Barclay, S. T. Bryson, C. J. Burke, J. Campbell, J. Catanzarite, B. D. Clarke, J. L. Coughlin, F. Girouard, M. R. Haas, K. Ibrahim, T. C. Klaus, J. J. Kolodziejczak, J. Li, S. D. McCauliff, R. L. Morris, F. Mullally, E. V. Quintana, J. Rowe, A. Sabale, S. Seader, J. C. Smith, M. D. Still, P. G. Tenenbaum, S. E. Thompson, J. D. Twicken, and A. K. Uddin, 2013 , Kepler Data Characteristics Handbook (KSCI - 19040 - 004)

  • Data Processing Handbook (April, 2011) - describes the selection of targets and specifications of their associated pixel sets, the transformation of these pixel sets into calibrated and corrected photometric time series, and the detection and validation of transits in those time series by the analysis Pipeline developed and operated by the Kepler Science Operation Center (SOC).

    - Citation: M. N. Fanelli, J. M. Jenkins, S. T. Bryson, E. V. Quintana, J. D. Twicken, H. W. Wu, P. Tenenbaum, C. L. Allen, D. A. Caldwell, H. Chandrasekaran, J. L. Christiansen, B. D. Clarke, M. T. Cote, J. L. Dotson, R. Gilliland, F. Girouard, J. P. Gunter, J. Hall, M. R. Haas, K. Ibrahim, K. Kinemuchi, T. Klaus, J. Kolodziejczak, J. Li, P. Machalek, S. D. McCauliff, C. K. Middour, R. Morrris, F. Mullally, S. Seader, J. C. Smith, M. Still, S. E. Thompson, A. K. Uddin, J. Van Cleve, and B. Wohler, Kepler Data Processing Handbook (KSCI-19081-001).

  • Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the Science Operations Center (July 30, 2004) - Describes the physical processes and instrumental characteristics of the CCD data collected by Kepler, and the scientific processing applied to the measurements leading to the detection and characterization of planets in the data set.

    - Citation: J. M. Jenkins, D. A. Caldwell, R. Gilliland, 2004, Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for the Science Operations Center, (KSOC-21008-001).

  • Data Release Notes

  • Kepler Input Catalog: Photometric Calibration and Stellar Classification
    Brown, T., et al, 2011

  • KAM-referenced Technical Notes