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Overview of the Kepler science processing pipeline

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Type
Published Article
Journal
The Astrophysical Journal Letters
Publication Date
Mar 29, 2010
Volume
713
Issue
2
Pages
87–87
Source
SETI Institute
License
Unknown

Abstract

The Kepler Mission Science Operations Center (SOC) performs several critical functions including managing the~ 156,000 target stars, associated target tables, science data compression tables and parameters, as well as processing the raw photometric data downlinked from the spacecraft each month. The raw data are first calibrated at the pixel level to correct for bias, smear induced by a shutterless readout, and other detector and electronic effects. A background sky flux is estimated from~ 4500 pixels on each of the 84 ...

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