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Documentation

INSTRUMENTATION
  • Kepler Instrument Handbook (KIH)
    Information about the design, performance, and operational constraints of the Kepler telescope and detectors and an overview of the available pixel data sets.

  • Instrument Handbook Supplement [tar file].

DATA ARCHIVE

PROPOSAL SOLICITATION AND SUBMISSION

KEPLER DATA
  • Kepler Data Characteristics Handbook (KDCH)
    The Data Characteristics Handbook provides a description of the systematic phenomena identified in the Kepler data, and an explanation for how these characteristics are currently handled by the data analysis pipeline. With each quarterly release of data and each release of reprocessed data, a set of Data Release Notes is produced that tabulates the phenomena unique to that data set. The motivation for this separation into static, explanatory text and a set of dynamic figures and tables is the hope that once the user becomes familiar with the Data Characteristics Handbook, with each quarterly release they need only peruse the short notes for that quarter.

  • Kepler Data Processing Handbook (KDPH)
    The KDPH provides a detailed descriptions of the pipeline processing modules: target selection, pixel sets, derivation of calibrated and corrected photometric time series, transit detection, and validation of detected transits.

  • Data Release Notes (DRN)
    A technical note accompanies each data delivery to the MAST archive. Each note quantifies systematic issues specific to the pipeline processing and data quality of the delivery. The MAST Data Release Notes page is the primary repository for the notes and associated files. Below are links to the individual notes. The DRN provide critical information concerning the quality and nature of the data in concise form. Newcomers to the archive can understand the content of the DRNs by reading the Data Characteristics Handbook.

Quarter Release Note Date Pipeline
Processing Version
Q0 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q1 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q2 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q3 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q4 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q5 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q6 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q7 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q8 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q9 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q10 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q11 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q12 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q13 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q14 DRN #21
KSCI-19061
May 07, 2013 8.3/9.0
Q15 DRN #20
KSCI-19060
Apr 27, 2013 9.0
Q16 DRN #22
KSCI-19062
Aug 02, 2013 9.0
Q17 DRN #23
KSCI-19063
Dec 13, 2013 9.1
C0 C0 DRN
Sep 09, 2014 9.2
C1 C1 DRN
Dec 24, 2014 9.2
C2 C2 DRN
Apr 02, 2015 9.2


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