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Search and Retrieval
The following Kepler search forms are currently available to users.
If you are planning to submit large search queries or data requests,
please see the Submitting Large Requests page.
Users interested in submitting requests from a local script or accessing
the Kepler catalogs via the Virtual Observatory Cone search service should see the
MAST Services page for more information.
You can also go directly to the Kepler data retrieval page
and enter either data set names or upload a file of data set names.
MAST is also storing the light curve FITS files online for access
via http or ftp. They are stored in /pub/kepler/lightcurves in a directory structure
based on the Kepler ID number.
See the top level directory or go to
the page describing how to
download light curves.
Kepler Target Search This form
allows users to find targets on the Kepler CCDs and allows searches
on additional magnitudes, colors, and non-KIC targets. The 12.5 million row
table was created by MAST staff by merging entries from the USNOb, IRT, KIS,
Kepler Input catalog (KIC) and the Kepler Characteristics table (CT) catalogs.
This would be the
form used by the potential guest observers to locate possible targets for observation.
See the Explanations page, and
the Enhanced Target Search
Help page for more information.
Stellar Parameters Searches the Q1-Q17 (DR25) table of updated stellar parameters for
observed targets. Most parameters include error estimates (although you may need
to display all columns, not just the defaults).
Kepler Input Catalog (KIC) This form allows access to the 13.2 million row, version 10, Kepler Input Catalog,
listing targets within and outside the Kepler Field of View. See the
KIC release notes.
A listing of the catalog fields, including a few added by MAST staff, is
available from the KIC parameter help
Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) table
This search form allows users to search the 3,500 row KOI table listing
planet candidates, false positives, confirmed planets, and Kepler targets
of general interest. (Note the KOI search interface replaced the previous
"False Positive table" and the "Released Candidates table".)
Two search interfaces are available for the Kepler confirmed planets. The first
contains metadata derived from the Kepler pipeline processing and stored
in the Kepler Objects of Interest (KOI) table.
The second contains information
compiled by NexSci
from information collected from published papers.
A confirmed planet is defined as one
for which a paper describing its discovery has been approved for publication.
A SQL-based GUI for searching the Kepler database tables.
A directory of Kepler catalogs that can be downloaded in ASCII format
via FTP or HTTP.
Red Giant Data Release.
The Kepler Team announced the public data release of 14,048 red giants for scientific
exploitation by the community on Sept. 9th, 2011. All quarter 0 to quarter 8 light curves of these
targets are now public (about 50,000 files) and all future data collected
for these targets will be delivered to the archive without proprietary periods.