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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

21st Feb 2020: Scheduled maintanence on Wednesday, 26th February

On Wednesday 26th February 2020 between 9:00-17:00 CET there will be scheduled maintenance of the computer systems at Aarhus University. This means that data downloads from the KASOC website will be unavailable during most of this timespan. We apologize for the inconvenience.

27th Jan 2020: Scheduled maintenance on Wednesday, 29th January

On Wednesday 29th January 2020 you may experience some downtime of the KASOC website.
This is due to scheduled maintenance of the Aarhus Astronomy Data Centre (AADC) servers, which hosts KASOC.
After the update, we will be back with an even faster and more secure website.
UPDATE (31/1): The maintenance ran smoothly with minor interruptions to the website, and we are now running on a new and improved system.

16th Dec 2019: File server crash

Shortly before lunch-time today we had a major crash of our primary file-server, which holds all the Kepler/K2/KASC data. No data has been lost, but it does mean that it is currently not possible to download data from the KASOC Data Search, Bundles, or Publications.
We will keep the KASOC website running, and other features like Star Catalog should not be affected.
We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and hope to have the systems back online as soon as possible.
UPDATE (20/12): Everything is now back to normal, and all data is available again.

Kepler & K2 News

16th Mar 2020: Transition of User Support to the NASA Archives

User support and news updates have transitioned to the NASA Astrophysics archives that host Kepler and K2 data — the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) and the NASA Exoplanet Science Institute (NExScI). Below are ways to get updates from each archive, where to find useful information, and how to contact …

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12th Mar 2020: MAST creates Kepler and K2 software page

The Milkulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) has created a page listing software related to the Kepler and K2 missions. The page includes a listing of software package, a brief description, the author(s), a link to the repository, and any associated references and/or documentation.

https://archive.stsci.edu …

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20th Feb 2020: PNGs for K2 FFIs available at MAST

The K2 mission has created static PNG images for all of the K2 Full-Field Images (FFIs) from each campaign. These images have a flux scaling designed to highlight features that are likely to be of interest to users of the science data, such as bleed trails and reflections from bright …

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Recently published scientific publications

  • Emese Plachy: Extended Aperture Photometry of K2 RR Lyrae stars
    Updated: Thu 26th March 2020 14:56.
  • Jie Yu: Asteroseismology of luminous red giants with Kepler: Long Period Variables with radial and non-radial modes
    Updated: Thu 27th February 2020 17:09.
  • Patrick Gaulme: Systematic search for stellar pulsators in the eclipsing binaries observed by Kepler
    Updated: Thu 6th February 2020 11:12.
  • Simon J. Murphy: Gaia-derived luminosities of Kepler A/F stars, and the pulsator fraction across the δ Scuti instability strip
    Updated: Wed 15th January 2020 05:33.
  • Yvonne Elsworth: Insights from the APOKASC Determination of the Evolutionary State of Red-Giant Stars by consolidation of different methods
    Updated: Thu 14th November 2019 16:38.
  • Earl P. Bellinger: Testing stellar evolution with asteroseismic inversions of a main sequence star harboring a small convective core
    Updated: Tue 12th November 2019 01:43.
  • L. Bugnet: FliPer: A global measure of power density to estimate surface gravities of Solar-like stars
    Updated: Sat 12th October 2019 21:40.

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