TESS pointing during Year 2

During certain sectors of Year 2, the Earth and/or Moon are very close to or inside the pre-planned fields-of-view of cameras 1 and 2 for long periods, reducing the number of days useful for transit detections by those two cameras to as few as 7-10 days per sector. The …

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HST-TESS Advisory Committee Call for White Papers

The HST-TESS Advisory Committee chartered by the STScI Director invites input from the astronomical community on the use of HST for follow-up observations of TESS exoplanet discoveries, including HST preparatory and supporting observations for JWST follow-up of TESS-discovered planets. Further information on example topics, format, and white paper authorship can …

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Guest Investigator Program Cycle 2 deadline now March 14

Due to the partial government shutdown, the TESS Guest Investigator (GI) Program Cycle 2 deadline has been changed. The new Phase-1 due date (via ARK RPS) is 4:30 pm March 14, 2019. At this time we will be soliciting programs that target Northern Ecliptic Hemisphere fields.

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Sector 1 and 2 data now available at MAST

The first batch of TESS mission data is now available through MAST. This release includes all data from Sectors 1 and 2, observed between July 25 and September 20, 2018. This includes both FFI and 2-min cadence data.

The first release of the TESS instrument handbook is also available, as …

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