First version of the K2 Handbook now available

News article posted on by Jeff Coughlin

The first version of the K2 Handbook has been released and is available in PDF format via the K2 Documents page at MAST. The K2 handbook describes:

  • Operation of the spacecraft in K2 compared to Kepler.
  • How K2 targets are selected and apertures chosen.
  • How the data is processed by the Kepler pipeline and archived.
  • Data quality and characteristics for campaigns processed to-date.
  • Publicly available engineering data.

Both novice and experienced users of K2 data are encouraged to read the handbook.