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Preparation of Kepler lightcurves for asteroseismic analyses

R. A. García, S. Hekker, D. Stello, J. Gutiérrez-Soto, R. Handberg, D. Huber, C. Karoff, K. Uytterhoeven, T. Appourchaux, W. J. Chaplin, Y. Elsworth, S. Mathur, J. Ballot, J. Christensen-Dalsgaard, R. L. Gilliland, G. Houdek, J. M. Jenkins, H. Kjeldsen, S. McCauliff, T. S. Metcalfe, C. K. Middour, J. Molenda-Żakowicz, M. J. P. F. G. Monteiro, J. C. Smith, M. J. Thompson

Abstract
The Kepler mission is providing photometric data of exquisite quality for the asteroseismic study of different classes of pulsating stars. These analyses place particular demands on the pre-processing of the data, over a range of timescales from minutes to months. Here, we describe processing procedures developed by the Kepler Asteroseismic Science Consortium (KASC) to prepare light curves that are optimized for the asteroseismic study of solar-like oscillating stars in which outliers, jumps and drifts are corrected.

Keywords
asteroseismology - methods: data analysis

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume 414, Issue 1, Page L6
2011 June

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Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
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