Selection, Prioritization, and Characteristics of Kepler Target Stars

@article{Batalha2010SelectionPA,
  title={Selection, Prioritization, and Characteristics of Kepler Target Stars},
  author={Natalie M. Batalha and William J. Borucki and D. G. Koch and Stephen T. Bryson and Michael R. Haas and Timothy M. Brown and Douglas A. Caldwell and Ronald L. Gilliland and David W. Latham and S{\o}ren Meibom and David G. Monet},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={713}
}
The Kepler Mission began its 3.5 year photometric monitoring campaign in 2009 May on a select group of approximately 150,000 stars. The stars were chosen from the ~ half million in the field of view that are brighter than 16th magnitude. The selection criteria are quantitative metrics designed to optimize the scientific yield of the mission with regard to the detection of Earth-size planets in the habitable zone. This yields more than 90,000 G-type stars on or close to the main sequence, >20… 

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