The Kepler IRIS Catalog: Image Subtraction Light Curves for 9150 Stars in and around the Open Clusters NGC 6791 and NGC 6819
The four-year Kepler mission collected long-cadence images of the open clusters NGC 6791 and NGC 6819, known as "superstamps". Each superstamp region is a 200 pixel square that captures thousands of cluster members, plus foreground and background stars, of which only the brightest were targeted for long- or short-cadence photometry during the Kepler mission. Using image subtraction photometry, we have produced light curves for every object in the Kepler Input Catalog that falls on the superstamps. The Increased Resolution Image Subtraction (IRIS) catalog includes light curves for 9150 stars, and contains a wealth of new data: 8427 of these stars were not targeted at all by Kepler, and we have increased the number of available quarters of long-cadence data for 382 stars. The catalog is available as a high-level science product on MAST, with both raw photometric data for each quarter and corrected light curves for all available quarters for each star. We also present an introduction to our implementation of image subtraction photometry and the open-source IRIS pipeline, alongside an overview of the data products, systematics, and catalog statistics.
The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series
- Pub Date:
- February 2022
- Astrophysics - Solar and Stellar Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- 20 pages, 14 figures, accepted by ApJS