Preparation of Kepler light curves for asteroseismic analyses

R. A. García, S. Hekker, D. Stello, J. Gutiérrez-Soto, R. Handberg, D. Huber, C. Karoff, K. Uytterhoeven, T. Appourchaux, W. J. Chaplin, Y. Elsworth, S. Mathur, J. Ballot, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, R. L. Gilliland, G. Houdek, J. M. Jenkins, H. Kjeldsen, S. McCauliff, T. MetcalfeC. K. Middour, J. Molenda-Zakowicz, M. J.P.F.G. Monteiro, J. C. Smith, M. J. Thompson

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Abstract

The Kepler mission is providing photometric data of exquisite quality for the asteroseismic study of different classes of pulsating stars. These analyses place particular demands on the pre-processing of the data, over a range of time-scales from minutes to months. Here, we describe processing procedures developed by the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium to prepare light curves that are optimized for the asteroseismic study of solar-like oscillating stars in which outliers, jumps and drifts are corrected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)L6-L10
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters
Volume414
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2011

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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García, R. A., Hekker, S., Stello, D., Gutiérrez-Soto, J., Handberg, R., Huber, D., Karoff, C., Uytterhoeven, K., Appourchaux, T., Chaplin, W. J., Elsworth, Y., Mathur, S., Ballot, J., Christensen-Dalsgaard, J., Gilliland, R. L., Houdek, G., Jenkins, J. M., Kjeldsen, H., McCauliff, S., ... Thompson, M. J. (2011). Preparation of Kepler light curves for asteroseismic analyses. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters, 414(1), L6-L10. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1745-3933.2011.01042.x