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Index of Exoplanet Archive Documentation

All user documentation for Exoplanet Archive services, tools and data sets can be accessed from this page.

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General Links
Overview of Exoplanet Archive Who we are, what we do, and what we offer.
Exoplanet Archive Holdings An inventory of the archive's current holdings.
Exoplanet Archive FAQ Frequently asked questions about the archive and its data and services
Helpdesk Form An online form to submit a comment, question or suggestion, or to report a bug.
Contributing Data How to contribute data to the archive
Stay Connected Stay in touch with the archive by Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Plus and our email announcement list.
Privacy Notice A description of the user information that is collected by the Exoplanet Archive, and how it is used.
Acknowledgements How to acknowledge the NASA Exoplanet Archive in your research.
Videos Movies that showcase the archive's data and tools.
Other Resources Links to other exoplanet resources that complement the Exoplanet Archive's offerings.
Exoplanet and Candidate StatisticsA breakdown of the exoplanets in the archive according to discovery method.
Exoplanet Bibliography A list of papers that acknowledge the NASA Exoplanet Archive or reference the archive's PASP paper.


Confirmed Exoplanet Data
Exoplanet Criteria Our policy and criteria for classifying planetary objects for inclusion in the Exoplanet Archive.
Literature Discrepancies Notes on which planet parameters in the Archive are different than those published, and why.
Targets Removed from the Archive A list of objects previously included in the archive.
Confirmed Planets Table Data Column Definitions Definitions of the exoplanet table columns that can be specified in the interactive table, or when using the Exoplanet Archive's application programming interface.
Extended Planet Data Search Table Data Columns Definitions of the Extended Planet Data Search parameters that can be specified in the interactive table.
Search for Archive Holdings Descriptions of accepted identifiers for the star and planet search service.
Stellar Parameters Definitions of parameters accessed through the Planet or Stellar System Search or the Detailed Info link in the Confirmed Planets table.
Accepted Identifiers and Catalogs A list of cross-identifications for stars in the Exoplanet Archive.
Transit Spectroscopy Table Columns Definitions of the Transit Spectroscopy table columns that can be specified in the interactive table.
Planet Occurrence Rate Papers A compilation of published, refereed papers that derive planet occurrence rates.
Accessing More Science Data Instructions for accessing IRSA Finder Charts, radial velocity curves, and Kepler TCERT reports from the archive.


Kepler Data and Tools
Kepler Mission Information A description of the Kepler mission, available data products, and links to other available Kepler resources.
Kepler Completeness and Reliability Products Links and documentation to the data products produced by the Kepler team related to completeness and reliability of the pipeline.
Requesting Kepler Numbers How to request a Kepler number from the archive.
Provenance Literature List A list of papers referenced by flags in the Kepler Stellar and TCE data sets.
Kepler Objects of Interest Column Definitions Definitions of the Kepler Objects of Interest table columns that can be specified in the interactive table, or when using the Exoplanet Archive's application programming interface.
Kepler Threshold Crossing Event (TCE) Columns Definitions of the Kepler Threshold Crossing Event (TCE) table columns that can be specified in the interactive table, or when using the Exoplanet Archive's application programming interface.
Kepler Stellar Table Column Definitions Definitions of the Kepler Stellar table that can be specified in the interactive table, or when using the Exoplanet Archive's application programming interface.
Kepler Names Table Column Definitions Definitions of the Kepler Names table that can be specified in the interactive table, or when using the Exoplanet Archive's application programming interface.
Kepler Q1-12 FAQ Frequently asked questions regarding the vetting and dispositioning of Kepler Objects of Interest (KOIs) in the Q1-12 data release.
Kepler Extended Mission Archive Philosophy A description of the delivery and archiving of TCEs and KOIs for the Extended Mission
Kepler False Positive Working Group (FPWG) Table Column Definitions Definitions of data columns in the Kepler False Positive interactive table, as defined by the Kepler False Positive Working Group (FPWG).
KOI Astrophysical False Positive Probabilities Table Column Definitions Definitions of the data columns for the KOI Astrophysical False Positive Probabilities interactive table.
KOI Positional Probabilities Table Column Definitions Definitions of the data columns in the KOI Positional Probabilities interactive table.
Data Validation Documentation A description of the Data Validation time series products, including the data columns.
Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) Posterior Chains Information Links to documentation describing the MCMC files, as well as the data files themselves.


K2 Data and Tools
K2 Mission Information A description of the K2 mission, available data products, and links to other available mission resources.
K2 Confirmed Planet Naming Policy How to request a K2 number.
K2 Table Column Definitions Definitions of the K2 table columns that can be specified in the interactive table, or when using the Exoplanet Archive's application programming interface.
K2 Names Table Column Definitions Definitions of the K2 Names table columns that can be specified in the interactive table, or when using the Exoplanet Archive's application programming interface.


KELT, SuperWASP, CoRoT, and Other Data Sets
KELT Information A description of the KELT project and links to other available KELT resources.
SuperWASP Information A description of the SuperWASP project and links to other available SuperWASP resources.
CoRoT Mission Information A description of the CoRoT mission and links to other available CoRoT resources.
Bulk Data Download Links to access entire sets of archive data, such as the entire set of HIPPARCOS light curves or all exoplanet survey observations by the CoRoT mission.
GJ Star Table A table of positions and photometry of Gliese-Jahreiss stars.
ETSS Clusters A description of the ETSS Clusters data set and links to other available resources.
Transit Spectroscopy A description of the Transit Spectroscopy data set and links to other available resources.
Mission Stars Information A description of the Mission Stellar List and links to other available resources.
Contributed Data Sets A list of individual data sets that have been contributed by the community to the Exoplanet Archive.


Tools and Services User Guides
API Resources A compilation of archive resources for using our application programming interface (API).
Application Programming Interface (API) User Guide A user guide to the archive's application programming interface, and how to use it to retrieve planet data.
Transit Service User Guide How to use the Transit and Ephemeris Predictor Service.

Note: This document can also be accessed from the tool on the tab labeled About the Transit Service.

Transit Service API Instructions for using the application programming interface (API) specifically for the Transit and Ephemeris Service
API Pre-Built Queries An assortment of pre-built http:// and wget queries for some of the more common requests to our application programming interface (API).
Interactive Table User Guide Instructions for using and customizing the archive's interactive tables, including how to sort, filter and download data in the archive.
How to Pre-filter Interactive Tables How to modify an interactive table's URL to specify which columns/parameters to display.
Time Series Viewer User Guide How to use the interactive visualizer to view time series data.
Overview Pages User Guide How to understand and use the Overview pages.
Periodogram Service User Guide A step-by-step explanation of using the service.

Note: The document can also be accessed through the service's interface on the Documentation tab.

Periodogram Algorithms A detailed description of the algorithms used by the service.
Plotting Tool User Guide How to use the plotting tool to make scatter plots and histograms with Exoplanet Archive data.
Explore the Archive/Search for Archive Holdings User Guide How to use the archive's general search service.
Acceptable Coordinate Formats Examples of coordinate formats that are recognized by Archive tools and services.
SuperWASP, KELT, Kepler Stellar, K2 and Extended Planet Data Search Interface User Guide How to use the search interface to access subsets of large data sets and the Archive's extended planet data.
wget Help How to use wget to download large amounts of data from the archive (used in conjunction with the Bulk Data Download service).
Transit and Ephemeris Service Algorithms A detailed explanation of how the transit ephemerides are calculated.
Predicted Observables for Exoplanets (POE) Tool User Guide How to use the Predicted Observables for Exoplanets tool.

Note: This document can also be accessed from the tool on the tab labeled About the Predicted Observables for Exoplanets Service

How Predicted Observables for Exoplanets are Calculated A detailed explanation of how the predicted observables are calculated for the POE tool.
   

Last updated: 23 February 2016