INITIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF KEPLER LONG CADENCE DATA FOR DETECTING TRANSITING PLANETS

@article{Jenkins2010INITIALCO,
  title={INITIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF KEPLER LONG CADENCE DATA FOR DETECTING TRANSITING PLANETS},
  author={Jon M. Jenkins and Douglas A. Caldwell and Hema Chandrasekaran and Joseph D. Twicken and Stephen T. Bryson and Elisa V. Quintana and Bruce D. Clarke and Jie Li and Christopher D.C. Allen and Peter Tenenbaum and Hayley Wu and Todd C. Klaus and Jeffrey E. van Cleve and Jessie Dotson and Michael R. Haas and Ronald L. Gilliland and David G. Koch and William J. Borucki},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2010},
  volume={713},
  pages={L120 - L125}
}
The Kepler Mission seeks to detect Earth-size planets transiting solar-like stars in its ∼115 deg2 field of view over the course of its 3.5 year primary mission by monitoring the brightness of each of ∼156,000 Long Cadence stellar targets with a time resolution of 29.4 minutes. We discuss the photometric precision achieved on timescales relevant to transit detection for data obtained in the 33.5 day long Quarter 1 (Q1) observations that ended 2009 June 15. The lower envelope of the photometric… 

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