# Getting light curves from Kepler/K2

Hello I'd like to ask what are steps to get a light curve wfrom Kepler/K2 database. Let's say I'd need to get light curves of 10 random K type stars. How should I access the databases and what should I do next??

• What is it about the K2 databases access (e.g. this form) that is archive.stsci.edu/k2/epic/search.php puzzling. Can you not just select a temperature range and take the first 10 objects (if you are truly interested in a random sample)? Nov 20 '16 at 18:48

Search on a temperature ($T_{\rm eff}$) range: e.g. for K-stars 4500 .. 5200