Flare science in Kepler, K2 and TESS light curves

AltaiPony finds flares in Kepler, K2, and TESS photometry. You can create a FlareLightCurve, remove systematics and photometric variability, and search it for flares.

K2 light curves are best de-trended using k2sc_. For TESS and Kepler we employ a Savitzky-Golay filter. You can use most methods from lightkurve’s KeplerLightCurve and TessLightCurve classes. AltaiPony can be used to inject and recover synthetic flare signatures. Jump to the core class is here. AltaiPony replaces the original Appaloosa (Davenport 2016).


Often, when something does not work in AltaiPony and this documentation is useless, troubleshooting can be done by diving into the extensive lightkurve docs. Otherwise, you can always shoot Ekaterina an email or open an issue on GitHub. Many foreseeable problems will be due to AltaiPony itself.