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The Kepler Asteroseismic Science Operations Center provides asteroseismological data from the NASA Kepler mission to astronomers who are members of the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC).

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News

3rd Jan 2017: K2 campaign 10 data available

Data from campaign 10 of K2 has been made available on KASOC. The data release notes have not yet been made available, but we will provide it as soon as it is available.

Please note that there are a few unique features in the C10 data:

  • The first six days of data, dubbed C10.1, were collected with a pointing error of 3.3 pixels from the nominal field-of-view, so they were only processed through CAL to make "Type 1" target pixel files. Among other things, this means that there are no light-curves produced by the K2 Science Office.
  • The remainder of the campaign, dubbed C10.2, was processed through the entire photometry pipeline, creating "Type 2" target pixel files and long-cadence light curves.
  • Module 4 was lost part way through C10.2, which powered off the photometer and produced a 14-day data gap.

14th Dec 2016: Scheduled downtime

Tomorrow (15/12-2016) we will be doing some scheduled maintenance of our systems, so the KASOC website will be unavailable for a few hours. We apologize for the inconvenience.

13th Dec 2016: Reprocessed data for K2 C1

Reprocessed data for K2 Campaign 1 (Data Release 14) is now available for download.

This release corrects the short cadence pixel calibration bug previously described in the Global Erratum for Kepler Q0-Q17 & K2 C0-C5 Short-Cadence Data (KSCI-19080). The new release also includes lightcurves for all long cadence data, plus improvements to the target pixel files.

Please have a careful read of the Data Release Notes.

Kepler & K2 News

21st Feb 2017: K2 Campaign 13 science program now available

The science program and target lists for K2 Campaign 13 have now been posted on the approved targets & programs page.

Campaign 13 is scheduled to run from March 8th through May 27th, 2017, and will be observing towards the constellation of Taurus in the Galactic Anti-Center direction.

The target list …

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15th Feb 2017: Funding available for Kepler & K2 data analysis through ADAP

The Kepler/K2 community is being alerted to the open call for proposals to be submitted to the Astrophysics Data Analysis Program (ADAP), which provides financial support for US-based investigations whose primary purpose is the analysis of NASA space astrophysics data that are archived in the public domain at the …

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2nd Feb 2017: K2 Campaigns 14, 15 and 16 Director's Discretionary Targets program

A small percentage of the available K2 pixels in each campaign may be allocated by the K2 Guest Observer (GO) Office Director as Director's Discretionary Targets (DDTs). The primary utilization of DDT programs is in support of community-proposed requests that are based on exceptional, time-critical observing opportunities that cannot be …

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Recently published scientific publications

  • E. Plachy: First observations of W Virginis stars with K2: detection of period doubling
    Updated: Tue 14th February 2017 10:31.
  • Rhita-Maria Ouazzani: A new asteroseismic diagnostic for rotation in $\gamma$ Doradus stars
    Updated: Fri 6th January 2017 19:05.
  • Mikkel N. Lund: Asteroseismic properties of solar-type stars observed with the NASA K2 mission: results from Campaigns 1-3 and prospects for future observations
    Updated: Thu 5th January 2017 14:33.
  • Mikkel N. Lund: Asteroseismology of the Hyades with K2: first detection of main-sequence solar-like oscillations in an open cluster
    Updated: Thu 5th January 2017 14:32.
  • P. Gaulme: Testing Asteroseismic Scalings for Red Giants with Eclipsing Binaries Observed by Kepler
    Updated: Mon 28th November 2016 19:18.
  • R. Handberg: K2P2-reduced data from campaigns 0-4 of the K2 Mission
    Updated: Fri 11th November 2016 14:19.
  • J. A. Guzik: Detection of Solar-Like Oscillations, Observational Constraints, and Stellar Models for $\theta$ Cyg, the Brightest Star Observed by the Kepler Mission
    Updated: Sat 5th November 2016 22:07.

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