K2 Campaign fields

This page details the fields of view of the K2 mission.

K2 campaign fields on the sky

Field dates and positions

Field Start Stop Data available RA (J2000) Dec (J2000) Targets Comments
0 2014 Mar 08 2014 May 27 2014 Sep 08 06:33:11.14 +21:35:16.40 Near Galactic Anti-center, M35, NGC 2158
1 2014 May 30 2014 Aug 21 2014 Dec 21 11:35:45.51 +01:25:02.28 North Galactic Cap
2 2014 Aug 23 2014 Nov 13 2015 Mar 10 16:24:30.34 -22:26:50.28 Near Galactic Center, M4, M80, M19, Upr Sco, rho Oph
3 2014 Nov 14 2015 Feb 03 2015 Jul 17 22:26:39.68 -11:05:47.99 South Galactic Cap, Neptune
4 2015 Feb 07 2015 Apr 23 2015 Sep 28 03:56:18.22 +18:39:38.09 M45 (Pleiades), NGC1647, Hyades
5 2015 Apr 27 2015 Jul 10 2015 Dec 25 08:40:37.84 +16:49:46.61 M44 (Beehive), M67
6 2015 Jul 14 2015 Sep 30 2016 Mar 07 13:39:27.61 -11:17:43.29 North Galactic Cap
7 2015 Oct 04 2015 Dec 26 2016 May 29 19:11:18.84 -23:21:36.07 Near Galactic Center, NGC 6717
8 2016 Jan 03 2016 Mar 23 2016 Jul 09 01:05:21.12 +05:15:44.45 Uranus
9 2016 Apr 07 2016 Jul 01 2016 Oct 16 18:01:25.08 -21:46:47.32 Galactic Center, Baades Window, M21, M18, M25, M8
10 2016 Jul 06 2016 Sep 23 2017 Jan 13 12:27:07.07 -04:01:37.8 North Galactic cap

Proposed future fields

Field Start Stop Data Available RA (J2000) Dec (J2000) Targets Comments
11 2016 Sep 27 2016 Dec 16 2017 Apr 01 17:19:53.12 -23:56:57.07 Galactic Center
12 2016 Dec 22 2017 Mar 12 2017 Jul 10 23:19:12.83 -05:52:32.08 South Galactic cap
13 2017 Mar 18 2017 Jun 06 2017 Sep 21 04:52:11.28 +20:48:50.06 Hyades

Fields of view

Campaign 0

Campaign 1

Campaign 2

Campaign 3

Campaign 4

Campaign 5

Campaign 6

Campaign 7

Campaign 8

Campaign 9

Campaign 10

Proposed campaign 11

Proposed campaign 13