OVERVIEW OF THE KEPLER SCIENCE PROCESSING PIPELINE

@article{Jenkins2010OVERVIEWOT,
  title={OVERVIEW OF THE KEPLER SCIENCE PROCESSING PIPELINE},
  author={J. Jenkins and D. Caldwell and H. Chandrasekaran and J. Twicken and S. Bryson and E. Quintana and B. Clarke and J. Li and C. Allen and P. Tenenbaum and H. Wu and T. Klaus and C. Middour and M. Cote and S. McCauliff and F. Girouard and Jay P. Gunter and B. Wohler and J. Sommers and J. R. Hall and K. Uddin and M. Wu and P. Bhavsar and J. Cleve and D. Pletcher and Jessie A. Dotson and M. R. Haas and R. Gilliland and D. Koch and W. Borucki},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={713}
}
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… Expand
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