Raw data for K2 Campaign 10 to be released immediately after downlink

News article posted on by Geert Barentsen

The currently on-going K2 Campaign 10 includes targeted observations of 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the comet currently being studied by the ESA Rosetta Mission.

To provide members of the Rosetta science team with fast access to the data, the uncalibrated level 1 files for Campaign 10 will be made available immediately after downlink on or near September 26. They will be accessible from a public directory at https://archive.stsci.edu/pub/k2/c10_raw_cadence_data.

The use of the level 1 files requires an intimate understanding of their structure, as documented in KADN-26135. The Kepler/K2 GO Office has released a tool to convert the level 1 data into uncalibrated FITS images for quicklook purposes. The tool, called "kadenza", is available and documented at https://github.com/KeplerGO/kadenza.

The traditional calibrated data products for Campaign 10 will be released, as usual, when they are ready — approximately 2 to 3 months after the end of the Campaign.