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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

15th Sep 2017: C13 data is available

...and today it is the C13 data that has been made available for download. As always, remember to take a look at the data release document before diving into the data.

14th Sep 2017: C12 data is available

The C12 data from K2 is now available for download.

26th Aug 2017: C11 data is available

Data from campaign 11 of the K2 mission is now available in KASOC and C12 and C13 will follow very soon. Please note that C11, like C10, was divided into two sub-campaigns designated as C11.1 and C11.2. Please consult the data release notes for details.

Kepler & K2 News

6th Feb 2018: Bright supernova discovered in K2's ongoing Campaign 16

The ASAS-SN survey reports the discovery of a bright supernova (V=15) in a nearby galaxy that is currently being monitored by Kepler as part of its ongoing K2 Campaign 16. The event is named ASASSN-18bt (AT 2018oh) and is located at 09:06:39.6 +19:20:17.5 …

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5th Feb 2018: Kepler's K2 Mission reaches 300,000 standard targets and 200 confirmed planets

During Campaigns 0 through 14, the K2 mission has now targeted an estimated 297,991 objects, including 50,159 cool dwarf stars, 37,041 giant stars, 40,125 galaxies, and 1,560 white dwarfs. The number of confirmed K2 planets recently surpassed 200 and now stands at 212!

The flyer …

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5th Feb 2018: New K2 superstamp mosaic FITS files available at MAST

The K2 Guest Observer Office is excited to announce a new High Level Science Product (HLSP) available at the MAST archive. The HLSP – called K2Superstamp – consists of a series of FITS images for four open star clusters observed by K2 using so-called "superstamp" pixel masks:

  • M35: the ~150 Myr old …

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Recently published scientific publications

  • A. García Saravia Ortiz de Montellano: Automated asteroseismic peak detections
    Updated: Wed 14th February 2018 15:29.
  • Simon J. Murphy: Finding binaries from phase modulation of pulsating stars with Kepler: V. Orbital parameters, with eccentricity and mass-ratio distributions of 341 new binaries
    Updated: Sun 11th February 2018 23:42.
  • Tanda Li: Modelling Kepler Red Giants in Eclipsing Binaries: Calibrating the Mixing-Length Parameter with Asteroseismology
    Updated: Thu 1st February 2018 23:33.
  • T. Ceillier: Surface rotation of Kepler red giant stars
    Updated: Fri 12th January 2018 08:37.
  • P. Lampens: Multi-technique investigation of the binary fraction among A-F type candidate hybrid variable stars discovered by Kepler
    Updated: Tue 12th December 2017 16:57.
  • Marc Hon: Deep Learning Classification in Asteroseismology
    Updated: Fri 1st December 2017 05:03.
  • R. Handberg: NGC 6819: testing the asteroseismic mass scale, mass loss, and evidence for products of non-standard evolution
    Updated: Tue 7th November 2017 14:02.

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