KIC photometric calibration


We describe the photometric calibration and stellar classification methods used by the Stellar Classification Project to produce the Kepler Input Catalog (KIC). The KIC is a catalog containing photometric and physical data for sources in the Kepler mission field of view; it is used by the mission to select optimal targets. Four of the visible-light (g, r, i, z) magnitudes used in the KIC are tied to Sloan Digital Sky Survey magnitudes; the fifth (D51) is an AB magnitude calibrated to be consistent with Castelli & Kurucz (CK) model atmosphere fluxes. We derived atmospheric extinction corrections from hourly observations of secondary standard fields within the Kepler field of view.

Cone search capability for table J/AJ/142/112/table1 (KIC primary standard stars)

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Creator Brown T.M.; Latham D.W.; Everett M.E.; Esquerdo G.A.
Publisher CDS
Publication Year 2013
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Discipline Astrophysics and Astronomy; Natural Sciences; Observational Astronomy; Physics