Welcome to lightkurve!

The lightkurve Python package offers a beautiful and user-friendly way to analyze astronomical flux time series data, in particular the pixels and lightcurves obtained by NASA’s Kepler, K2, and TESS missions.

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This package aims to lower the barrier for both students, astronomers, and citizen scientists interested in analyzing Kepler and TESS space telescope data. It does this by providing high-quality building blocks and tutorials which enable both hand-tailored data analyses and advanced automated pipelines.

Lightkurve is an open source community project owned by the authors and supported by NASA’s Kepler/K2 Guest Observer Office. The development takes place on GitHub and everyone is invited to contribute.