Flux time series analysis in Python: Lightkurve v1.0

Lightkurve v1.0 is a new Python package which offers a user-friendly way to work with the pixel and lightcurve products produced by the Kepler and TESS pipelines. The package aims to lower the barrier for both students, astronomers, and citizen scientists interested in analyzing Kepler and K2 data by providing high-quality tools that are accompanied by tutorials.

Detailed installation instructions are available on the documentation webpages.

The first version of lightkurve is accompanied by the following tutorials:

Additional video tutorials are available on our YouTube channel.

Lightkurve is an open source community project. The development takes place on GitHub and everyone is invited to contribute. It replaces the previous PyKE suite of command-line tools.

The animation below illustrates some of the features provided by lightkurve:

lightkurve animation