Problem with Kepler and K2 short cadence pixel calibration

A K2 Guest Observer notified the Kepler Science Center in November 2015 of a puzzling difference between the short- and long-cadence calibrated pixel data for a specific K2 target.

After investigation, the problem was traced to an accounting error for the short-cadence collateral smear data. Under some conditions, these data …

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K2 Special Session at #AAS227 on 5 Jan 2016

The K2 mission will be the subject of a special session at the 227th meeting of the American Astronomical Society (AAS) in Kissimmee, Florida, next month.

On Tuesday evening, 5 Jan 2016, between 7:30 and 9:00 pm in room "Sun A", we will update the audience on the …

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K2 Campaign 5 data release

Target pixel files, light curves, and full frame images for Campaign 5 are now available for download from the K2 data archive at MAST.

In Campaign 5, 25,850 long cadence and 204 short cadence targets were observed. We additionally collected large pixel masks over dwarf planet (126154) 2001 YH140 …

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