Hack Day Idea - Kepler FFI's04 Dec 2015
These images have been largely ignored, though the opinion of the community has been that if the right question were posed they would be a gold mine.
I don’t have the perfect question, but I have a few mediocre ones:
- Can we find transients in the Kepler FFI’s?
- Can we find new eclipsing binaries or pulsators (use supersmoother, like w/ S82 work) using the FFI’s?
- Can we find stars with long term variability (e.g. LPVs, YSOs) using the FFI’s?
Images are here: https://archive.stsci.edu/pub/kepler/ffi/
These transients could be from Novae/SuperNovae, or flares, or asteroids (less likely given 30min cadence)
A first-pass was done as an REU project years ago: http://physics.nd.edu/assets/45942/vande_kolk_bryant.pdf
And this is the only real result in the literature using FFI’s I’m aware of: http://arxiv.org/pdf/1107.0297.pdf
There are 53 of these images, w/ 30min exposures each, and an area of ~100 sq deg. While this pales in comparison to the data from the Kepler targeted objects, it is actually not a shabby time series catalog. Stripe 82 had an area of ~300 sq deg and 70-90 exposures… http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.7382