This tutorial contains step-by-step instructions for plotting a Kepler light curve directly from the Internet. We will recover the first terrestrial exoplanet that was discovered by Kepler, named Kepler-10b. Its detection was announced in January 2011. It has an orbital period of 0.837495 d, which we will recover as well.

Some/all of the data presented in this tutorial were obtained from the Multimission Archive at the Space Telescope Science Institute (MAST). STScI is operated by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, Inc., under NASA contract NAS5-26555. Support for MAST for non-HST data is provided by the NASA Office of Space Science via grant NAG5-7584 and by other grants and contracts.