INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE IN KEPLER's FIRST MONTHS

@article{Caldwell2010INSTRUMENTPI,
  title={INSTRUMENT PERFORMANCE IN KEPLER's FIRST MONTHS},
  author={D. Caldwell and J. Kolodziejczak and J. E. Cleve and J. Jenkins and P. Gazis and V. Argabright and E. Bachtell and E. Dunham and J. Geary and R. Gilliland and H. Chandrasekaran and J. Li and P. Tenenbaum and H. Wu and W. Borucki and S. Bryson and J. Dotson and M. Haas and D. Koch},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={713}
}
  • D. Caldwell, J. Kolodziejczak, +16 authors D. Koch
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The Kepler Mission relies on precise differential photometry to detect the 80 parts per million (ppm) signal from an Earth-Sun equivalent transit. Such precision requires superb instrument stability on timescales up to ~2 days and systematic error removal to better than 20 ppm. To this end, the spacecraft and photometer underwent 67 days of commissioning, which included several data sets taken to characterize the photometer performance. Because Kepler has no shutter, we took a series of dark… CONTINUE READING
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