Previous short cadence data available at NExScI

As previously reported, Kepler Q2--Q16, data release 24, short-cadence data was calibrated incorrectly, making it unsuitable for use in projects requiring high photometric precision. This is described in this erratum. As a service to the community, the NASA Exoplanet Archive has made available the short cadence data that were released …

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K2 Science Conference deadline fast approaching

The September 18 deadline for early registration, hotel reservation, & abstract submission for the K2SciCon is just a few days away. The K2 Science Conference is hosted by the LCOGT and will celebrate the science from the first year of the K2 mission in sunny Santa Barbara. Hotel rooms are currently …

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K2 Campaigns 8, 9 and 10 Director's Discretionary Targets program

The Guest Observer Program solicitation for K2 occurs roughly twice per year and includes a call for multiple K2 campaigns. Given the proposal review timeline, and associated data processing and archive activities, there can be a significant delay between proposal submission and final target selection for each K2 campaign. To …

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K2 Campaign 7 science program available

The K2 Campaign 7 Target List has now been posted. In Campaign 7 there was a significant drop in the number of targets observed relative to previous campaigns. This drop was because the number of targets we can observe is a function of our on-board compression efficiency. The extremely dense …

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Campaign 6 target list available online

The K2 Campaign 6 Target List has now been posted. This target list consists of 28,289 standard long cadence and 84 standard short cadence targets. In addition we have included large pixel masks over 65 Trojan Asteroids. Bodies within our own Solar System move relative to the celestial sphere …

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Save the date for the K2 Science Conference. November 2-5, 2015

The LCOGT (Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network) invites the whole astronomical community to celebrate the science from the first year of the NASA K2 mission in Santa Barbara, California. The meeting will take place November 2-5, 2015.

The organizers encourage K2 users to present early scientific results from all …

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Additional targets available in future K2 campaigns

As some of you prepare your K2 Cycle 3 proposal target lists I wanted to alert you to an increase in the number of targets that we can observe with K2.

Our pointing has been significantly better than our conservative pointing assumptions we used when we built our pixel cost …

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