K2 Campaign 18 data processing complete

News article posted on by Geert Barentsen

Data processing for K2 Campaign 18 is now complete and the pixel files and lightcurves are in the process of being shipped to the data archive at MAST. We anticipate that the data release will be announced before the end of the month.

Campaign 18 provided Kepler's third visit to the key part of the sky that contains the M44 and M67 star clusters, providing a 3-year baseline for these benchmark clusters. The target list also contained dozens of confirmed and candidate transiting exoplanets, a large number of low-mass flare stars, and the well-known AGN OJ 287.

Please keep an eye on our website for an announcement of the release and the associated data release notes.

The cartoon below displays a summary of some of the field's most notable targets.

K2 Campaign 18 Cartoon