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The K2 mission : characterization and early results. / Howell, Steve B.; Sobeck, Charlie; Haas, Michael; Still, Martin; Barclay, Thomas; Mullally, Fergal; Troeltzsch, John; Aigrain, Suzanne; Bryson, Stephen T.; Caldwell, Doug; Chaplin, William J.; Cochran, William D.; Huber, Daniel; Marcy, Geoffrey W.; Miglio, Andrea; Najita, Joan R.; Smith, Marcie; Twicken, J. D.; Fortney, Jonathan J.

In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, Vol. 126, No. 938, 01.04.2014, p. 398-408.

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Howell, SB, Sobeck, C, Haas, M, Still, M, Barclay, T, Mullally, F, Troeltzsch, J, Aigrain, S, Bryson, ST, Caldwell, D, Chaplin, WJ, Cochran, WD, Huber, D, Marcy, GW, Miglio, A, Najita, JR, Smith, M, Twicken, JD & Fortney, JJ 2014, 'The K2 mission: characterization and early results', Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, vol. 126, no. 938, pp. 398-408. https://doi.org/10.1086/676406

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Howell, S. B., Sobeck, C., Haas, M., Still, M., Barclay, T., Mullally, F., Troeltzsch, J., Aigrain, S., Bryson, S. T., Caldwell, D., Chaplin, W. J., Cochran, W. D., Huber, D., Marcy, G. W., Miglio, A., Najita, J. R., Smith, M., Twicken, J. D., & Fortney, J. J. (2014). The K2 mission: characterization and early results. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 126(938), 398-408. https://doi.org/10.1086/676406

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Howell SB, Sobeck C, Haas M, Still M, Barclay T, Mullally F et al. The K2 mission: characterization and early results. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 2014 Apr 1;126(938):398-408. https://doi.org/10.1086/676406

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Howell, Steve B. ; Sobeck, Charlie ; Haas, Michael ; Still, Martin ; Barclay, Thomas ; Mullally, Fergal ; Troeltzsch, John ; Aigrain, Suzanne ; Bryson, Stephen T. ; Caldwell, Doug ; Chaplin, William J. ; Cochran, William D. ; Huber, Daniel ; Marcy, Geoffrey W. ; Miglio, Andrea ; Najita, Joan R. ; Smith, Marcie ; Twicken, J. D. ; Fortney, Jonathan J. / The K2 mission : characterization and early results. In: Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 2014 ; Vol. 126, No. 938. pp. 398-408.

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