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V/133               Kepler Input Catalog             (Kepler Mission Team, 2009)

Kepler Input Catalog Kepler Mission Team <Kepler Mission Team, NASA (2009)> =2009yCat.5133....0K
ADC_Keywords: Proper motions ; Effective temperatures ; Abundances, [Fe/H] Mission_Name: Kepler Description: The Kepler Mission, NASA Discovery mission #10, is specifically designed to survey our region of the Milky Way galaxy to discover hundreds of Earth-size and smaller planets in or near the habitable zone and determine how many of the billions of stars in our galaxy have such planets. The KIC, or Kepler Input Catalog, is the primary source of information about objects observed as part of the ground-based Kepler Spectral Classification Program (SCP) in preparation for the selection of Kepler PI and GO targets. The KIC lists objects down to 21mag, but it is not complete to this limit. Light from only about 1/3 of these objects falls on the Kepler CCD detector. A small number of the KIC objects are calibration objects distributed across the sky. For this reason the full KIC should never be used for Kepler target selection. File Summary:
FileName Lrecl Records Explanations
ReadMe 80 . This file kic.sam 266 100 Sample of the Kepler Input Catalog kic/* 266 39 *The Kepler Input Catalog, organised as a set of files
Note on kic/*: Files are named according to their declination zone, e.g. "n33.dat" for KIC stars with declination between +33 and +34°
See also: http://kepler.nasa.gov/ : The Kepler mission home page http://archive.stsci.edu/kepler/ : The Kepler home page at MAST http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/kepler/index.html : The Kepler home page at CfA Byte-by-byte Description of file (# headlines): kic.sam kic/*
Bytes Format Units Label Explanations
1- 8 I8 --- KIC [1,13161029] KIC identifier (running number) 10- 19 F10.6 deg RAdeg Right Ascension (J2000) 20- 29 F10.6 deg DEdeg Declination (J2000) 31- 38 F8.1 mas/yr pmRA ? Proper motion along RA (with cos(Dec) factor) 40- 47 F8.1 mas/yr pmDE ? Proper motion along Declination 49- 56 F8.2 mas Plx ? Trigonometric parallax 58- 63 F6.3 mag umag ? Estimated magnitude in SDSS-u band (2) 65- 70 F6.3 mag gmag ? Estimated magnitude in SDSS-g band (2) 72- 77 F6.3 mag rmag ? Estimated magnitude in SDSS-r band (2) 79- 84 F6.3 mag imag ? Estimated magnitude in SDSS-i band (2) 86- 91 F6.3 mag zmag ? Estimated magnitude in SDSS-z band (2) 93- 98 F6.3 mag grmag ? Estimated magnitude in GRed band (2) 100-105 F6.3 mag d51mag ? Estimated magnitude in DDO-51 intermediate-band filter 107-112 F6.3 mag Jmag ? Magnitude in 2MASS J band 114-119 F6.3 mag Hmag ? Magnitude in 2MASS H band 121-126 F6.3 mag Kmag ? Magnitude in 2MASS K band 128-133 F6.3 mag kepmag ? Estimated magnitude in Kepler band 135-144 I10 --- 2Mkey ? 2MASS Cntr identification (Cat. II/246) 146-163 A18 --- 2Mname 2MASS-PSC name (Jhhmmssff+ddmmssf) 165-174 I10 --- SCP-ID ? Unique SCP processing identification number 176-185 I10 --- SCPkey ? Unique integer key to SCPKEY database 187-194 I8 --- catkey ? Unique integer key to CATKEY database 196-197 I2 --- alc Alternative catalog identification (1) 199-208 I10 --- altID ? Identification in alc (a running number, not the identification assigned in alc) 210 I1 --- sg [0,1] flags galaxy(1)/star(0) class 212 I1 --- v [0,1] flag variable (1) 214-218 A5 --- cq Origin of Kepler magnitude (2) 220 I1 --- pq [0/8] number of optical band values (0/8) 222 I1 --- aq [0,6] Number of astrophysical parameters 224 I1 --- fv [0,2] outside (0) or inside (1,2) Kepler field of view (2 = Kepler Target) 227-231 I5 K Teff ? Estimated effective temperature 233-238 F6.3 [cm/s2] logg ? Estimated log(surface gravity) 240-245 F6.3 [Sun] [Fe/H] ? Estimated metallicity (dex) 247-252 F6.3 mag E(B-V) ? Estimated color excess 254-259 F6.3 mag Av ? Estimated absorption in the V band 261-266 F6.2 solRad R* ? Estimated star radius
Note (1): the catalog number is as follows: 1 = HIP (Hipparcos, Cat. I/239, I/311) 2 = Tycho2 (Cat. I/259) 3 = UCAC2 (Cat. I/289) 4 = GCVS (see Cat. B/gcvs) 5 = NLTT (see Cat. J/ApJ/582/1011) 11 = NED (NASA Extragalacitc Database) 12 = 2MASX (Cat. VII/233) 13 = FIRST (Cat. VIII/71) 14 = NVSS (Cat. VIII/65) 15 = VLBA (http://www.vlba.nrao.edu/) 16 = Chandra (see Cat. B/chandra) Note (2): indicates the source of the Kepler-band photometry, as follows: NOCAL = no calibration of Kepler-band magnitude was possible 2MASS = object found only in 2MASS catalog with no optical counterpart UNCAL = no calibration, kepmag was copied from a single photometric value from the parent catalog; the possible error could be >1mag PHOTO = Kepler- ans SDSS-band magnitudes from photographic surveys (USNO-B catalog, Cat. I/284; the error could be >0.3mag TYBV = Kepler-band magnitude from Tycho-2 catalog (I/259) SCP = photometry from the SDSS; the uncertainty is about 0.03mag.
History: From http://archive.stsci.edu/pub/kepler/catalogs/
(End) Francois Ochsenbein [CDS] 08-Dec-2009
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