Kepler Threshold-Crossing Events

A Threshold-Crossing Event (TCE) is a sequence of transit-like features in the flux time series of a given target that resembles the signature of a transiting planet to a sufficient degree that the target is passed on for further analysis.

Interactive Tables

The TCE interactive tables contain parameters for all targets observed by Kepler as Threshold-Crossing Events.

Q1 through Q17, DR 25

Q1 through Q17, DR 24

Q1 through Q16

Q1 through Q12

Documentation

General

API and Interactive Table Column Definitions TCE table column definitions
Kepler Mission A home page to Kepler resources in the Exoplanet Archive

Data Validation

Data Validation (DV) reports come from the Kepler pipeline. A multi-page report is produced for each KIC source with one or more TCEs, and a one-page summary is produced for each TCE.

DV reports and summaries are available from the pop-up bubbles in the TCE and KOI tables. You may also select rows in any of the TCE interactive tables and click on the Generate DV PDF option just above the table.

For some pipeline runs (Q1-Q16 and later), the quarter-stitched light curves used by DV are available. A description of these light curves and the files are given on the Kepler Data Validation page. These files are available via the Bulk Download page and can be viewed from the pop-up bubbles in the TCE, KOI and Kepler Stellar interactive tables by clicking on the information icon () next to an object name.

Q1-Q17 DR 25 Information

Twicken et al. (2016) Journal paper describing the TCE detection process for Q1-17
API and Interactive Table Column Definitions TCE table column definitions
DV Time Series Files See this page to download DV time series using wget scripts
DV Time Series Description
(KSCI-19079)
See this document for a description of the DR 25 DV time series files.
Bootstrap Statistics Bootstrap statistics and column descriptions are available; see KSCI-19086 for a description of the algorithms.
DV One-Page Summary Companion Document describing the plots and parameter values in the one-page DV summary pages available for each TCE.

Q1-Q17 DR 24 Information

Seader et al. (2015) Journal paper describing the TCE detection process for Q1-17
API and Interactive Table Column Definitions TCE table column definitions
DV Time Series Files See this page to download DV time series using wget scripts
Planet Detection Metrics
(KSCI-19085)
Planet Detection Metrics (Window Function and One-sigma Depth Function) are produced by the Transiting Planet Search (TPS) algorithm in the Kepler pipeline. These files can be downloaded in bulk or accessed in the Kepler Overview page for individual objects.
TCERT Report Description This is a description of the material used by the Threshold Crossing Event Review Team (TCERT) to vet the TCEs.
Autovetter Description (KSCI-19091) The Autovetter is a machine-learning-based classifier that dispositions TCEs. Autovetter outpout columns are available in the TCE interactive table
Bootstrap Statistics Bootstrap statistics and column descriptions are available; see KSCI-19086 for a description of the algorithms.
DV One-Page Summary Companion Document describing the plots and parameter values in the one-page DV summary pages available for each TCE.

Q1-Q16 Information

Tenenbaum et al. (2014) Paper describing the TCE detection process for Q1-16

NOTE: This paper uses measured statistics on the TCE to filter out likely false positives. For instructions to do the same in the interactive table, see the documentation. Also, see the View Filtered TCEs and View Filtered Long-Period TCEs links in this table to run the ready-made API queries based on the same instructions.

View Filtered TCEs API query that returns all Q1-Q16 TCEs with likely false positives filtered out
View Filtered Long-Period TCEs API query that returns all long-period Q1-Q16 TCEs with likely false positives filtered out.
API and Interactive Table Column Definitions TCE table column definitions
DV Time Series Files See this page to download DV time series using wget scripts
TCERT Report Description This is a description of the material used by the Threshold Crossing Event Review Team (TCERT) to vet the TCEs.
Bootstrap Statistics Bootstrap statistics and column descriptions are available; see KSCI-19086 for a description of the algorithms.

Q1-Q12 Information

Q1-12 Release Notes Q1-Q12 TCE release notes
Q1-12 Release Supplement Q1-Q12 TCE release supplement
Tenenbaum et al. (2013) Paper describing the TCE detection process for Q1-Q12
API and Interactive Table Column Definitions TCE table column definitions


Last updated: 19 December 2016