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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

14th Jul 2017: K2 Campaign 12 data processing complete

Data processing for K2 Campaign 12 is now complete and the pixel files and lightcurves are being shipped to the data archive at MAST. We anticipate that the data will become available in the week of July 24th, or shortly thereafter.

The target list included 29,221 standard long cadence …

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14th Jul 2017: TESS Guest Investigator Cycle 1 released

The Cycle 1 proposal call for the Guest Investigator (GI) Program of the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has been released. TESS is a new NASA Explorer mission, currently scheduled for launch no later than June 2018, which will carry out a near all-sky photometric survey down to magnitude ~12 …

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7th Jul 2017: Share your plan for K2 Campaign 16 ancillary observations

K2 Campaign 16 (Dec 7 - Feb 25) will be "forward-facing", making possible contemporaneous ground-based observations from Earth. Many teams have now secured telescope time to provide polychromatic photometry and spectroscopy of the field during the Campaign, e.g. for the benefit of the K2 Supernova Cosmology Experiment as well as …

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Recently published scientific publications

  • T. R. White: Kepler Observations of the Asteroseismic Binary HD 176465
    Updated: Thu 13th July 2017 16:18.
  • T. Arentoft: Convective-core overshoot and suppression of oscillations: Constraints from red giants in NGC 6811
    Updated: Fri 9th June 2017 12:54.
  • Conny Aerts: Kepler sheds new and unprecedented light on the variability of a blue supergiant: gravity waves in the O9.5Iab star HD188209
    Updated: Sun 4th June 2017 23:14.
  • Isabel L. Colman: Evidence for compact binary systems around Kepler red giants
    Updated: Tue 30th May 2017 02:11.
  • Zhao Guo: KIC 8262223: A Post-Mass Transfer Eclipsing Binary Consisting of a Delta Scuti Pulsator and a Helium White Dwarf Precursor
    Updated: Fri 19th May 2017 12:23.
  • A. Derekas: The Kepler Cepheid V1154 Cyg revisited: light curve modulation and detection of granulation
    Updated: Tue 9th May 2017 13:51.
  • Jie Yu: Asteroseismology of 1523 misclassified red giants using Kepler data
    Updated: Tue 9th May 2017 09:15.

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