Initial Characteristics of Kepler Short Cadence Data

  title={Initial Characteristics of Kepler Short Cadence Data},
  author={Ronald L. Gilliland and Jon M. Jenkins and William J. Borucki and Stephen T. Bryson and Douglas A. Caldwell and Bruce D. Clarke and Jessie L. Dotson and Michael R. Haas and J R Hall and Todd C. Klaus and David J. Koch and S. McCauliff and Elisa V. Quintana and Joseph D. Twicken and Jeffrey Edward van Cleve},
  journal={arXiv: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics},
The Kepler Mission offers two options for observations -- either Long Cadence (LC) used for the bulk of core mission science, or Short Cadence (SC) which is used for applications such as asteroseismology of solar-like stars and transit timing measurements of exoplanets where the 1-minute sampling is critical. We discuss the characteristics of SC data obtained in the 33.5-day long Quarter 1 (Q1) observations with Kepler which completed on 15 June 2009. The truly excellent time series precisions… 

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