Welcome! AKO is an online data analyzer originally built to handle data from the Kepler Space Telescope. The Kepler mission is leading the way in extrasolar planet research, and paves the way for future missions that could lead to the answer to the ultimate question. Are we alone?

This tool creates a visual representation of time series data where there is a time value and a number value associated with each data point. Each point (time, value) is translated into a pixel. The brightness of that pixel is dependant on its value in relation to the other values in the data. It is also placed in the image according to its time. The earliest time is always the top left corner of the rendered image. Data is translated into pixels and placed from the top left corner down, creating a column of pixels. This tool then creates multiple columns of pixels based on a second time variable that the user sets. This number tells the pixels to start a new column for every X amount of time data. For example, if a data set has 1000 points in it, a column of 1000 pixels would be created. However, changing the second time variable (or period) to 10 would create 10 columns with 100 pixels each.

TUTORIAL 1 : What does AKO do?
TUTORIAL 2 : An example of Kepler Telescope data in AKO.
TUTORIAL 3 : A tutorial for planet hunters.
Blank AKO page : Add your own data to create an AKO image.

The AKO interface has received a much needed update. Speed has increased by a factor of 10, allowing for such controls as animation and on the fly brightness and contrast settings. A few pallettes to choose from and a 'chop' tool, and some other tools are in the pipeline. AKO works best in the Chrome browser.

My white paper on AKO.

A possible planet that circles its star every 4.74255 days has been found using this software with the Kepler mission data. Click here to see AKOOI 1.01 , also known as KID 6507433

Other possible discoveries AKO is making.

This website no longer contains a database storing Kepler data. The amount of data is huge, and slows down or makes the website unavailable at times. Follow the tutorials to use this tool for Kepler data, or any other [time,value] data.