CDS.headStuff2Dictionary of Nomenclature of Celestial Objects
Details on Acronym: Kepler
Kepler (Kepler famous astronomer) ***** Avoid the usage of Kepler, prefer KIC Originof the Acronym: p = Pre-registered to IAU Comm.5
Details on Acronym: KIC
KIC (Kepler Input Catalog)= (Kepler) = (KID) Write:<<KIC NNNNNNNN>> N: about 30000000 Object:* (SIMBAD class: Star) Note:Kepler space mission to determine the frequency of Earth-size and larger planets orbiting a variety of stars. Prior to the launch of the Mission, a large area of the sky (centered at RA=19h22m40s, DEC=+44deg30') was suveyed using 5-band photometry (plus the J, H, & K bands from the 2MASS survey). The Kepler Input Catlog (KIC) lists the Kepler magnitude, surface gravity, effective temperature, metallicity, and interstellar extinction derived for the majority of these stars.
The catalog is available at: https://archive.stsci.edu/kepler/kic.html Auth.:William J. Borucki
NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035