LcTools: A Windows-Based Software System for Finding and Recording Signals in Lightcurves from NASA Space Missions
Since 2009, the Kepler, K2, and TESS missions have produced a vast number of lightcurves for public use. To assist citizen scientists in processing those lightcurves, the LcTools software system was developed. The system provides a set of tools to efficiently search for signals of interest in large sets of lightcurves using automated and manual (visual) techniques. At the heart of the system is a multipurpose lightcurve viewer and signal processor with advanced navigation and display capabilities to facilitate the search for signals. Other applications in the system are available for building lightcurve files in bulk, finding periodic signals automatically, and generating signal reports. This paper describes each application in the system and the methods by which the software can be used to detect and record signals. The software is free and can be obtained from the lead author by request.
- Pub Date:
- October 2019
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics
- 28 pages, 31 figures, arXiv-only submission