Release of Web TESS Target Tool

We are delighted to announce the release of the Web TESS Target Tool. The tool enables potential TESS users to: * determine whether their targets are observable in TESS Cycle 1 * estimate the noise level on their targets * calculate a brightness of their targets in the TESS bandpass

The functionality of …

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Increase in target allocation for GI Program

The allocation of targets assigned to the Guest Investigator Program in Cycle 1 has been increased from 10,000 to 20,000 targets. Targets will be approximately evenly split over each of the 13 sectors, leading to around 1,500 targets per sector.

The primary aim of this increase is …

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TESS to observe bright stars at 2-min cadence

The TESS team has been working together to plan how to merge lists of targets are that are to be observed at two-minute cadence. As a result of these discussions the mission is committing to observing at two-minute cadence all stars that fall into the TESS field of view that …

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