How to Retrieve TCEs From the Archive's Services

Tenenbaum et al (in prep) uses cuts on several statistics for each TCE, in order to filter out likely false positives. Here are the links to retrieve the final set of 7,959 TCEs that remain after this filtering using API queries:

Using the Application Programming Interface (API)

1. All 7,959 TCEs

Click to run:

2. The 1,243 long-period (> 300 days) TCEs

Click to run:

Using the Interactive Table

To reproduce the same cuts in the interactive table, follow the instructions below. The criteria in Section 3.1 are to identify the likely false positives, and here we give the instructions to remove those targets from the TCE table. Also note that two different criteria are used for the SNR statistic, so two different stages of filtering are necessary.

  1. Go to TCE interactive table in the Exoplanet Archive.

  2. Select the TCE Q1-16 tab.

  3. In the Column Controls (left panel), click the + icon next to Other Transit Parameters and select the three statistics:
    • Calculated Ratio MES over MAD_MES
    • Calculated Ratio SNR over MES
    • Calculated Ratio Min MES over MES

  4. Select Update.

  5. Scroll the table all the way to the right.

  6. Enter the following values in the following column's filter boxes:
    • Calculated Ratio MES over MAD_MES > 7.1
    • Calculated Ratio SNR over MES > 0.6
    • Calculated Ratio Min MES over MES < 0.6

    This returns 7,566 TCEs.

  7. Now change Calculated Ratio SNR over MES to NULL (while keeping the other constraints the same).
  8. This returns 393 TCEs.

    Together, these two sets make up the 7,959 TCEs that will be examined to identify Kepler Objects of Interest.

  9. To see only the long-period TCEs, add the constraint > 300 (days) to the Orbital Period column.

Last updated: 31 October 2013