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The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is an all-sky transit survey, whose principal goal is to detect Earth-sized planets orbiting bright stars that are amenable to follow-up observations to determine planet masses and atmospheric compositions. TESS will conduct high-precision photometry of more than 200,000 stars during a two-year mission with a cadence of approximately 2 minutes. These targets will be read-out as postage stamps and be made available to the community as target pixel files (TPFs) and calibrated light curves. In addition, the full image frame will be read out approximately every 30 minutes. These Full Frame Images (FFIs) will enable users to conduct photometry on any target within the 24x96 degree field-of-view.

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篮球竞猜盈利|湖南体育职业April 2018 - Present


篮球竞猜盈利|湖南体育职业21 arcseconds / pixel


  • Time Series
  • Photometry
  • Imaging

Data Availability

Consult the to know which Sectors are available in MAST services and interfaces.

Search Tools

MAST Portal

篮球竞猜盈利|湖南体育职业Download light curves, target pixel files, and data validation files for a few targets. Download full frame images for a few CCDs. Conduct small searches within the TIC or CTL. Find data from other missions for your target.


Find MAST data (including TESS) for known planets or TCE's, matched to orbital phase. Plot sector-stitched DV light curves. Access exoplanet parameters with references.

MAST Astroquery

篮球竞猜盈利|湖南体育职业Search for, and retrieve, TESS data products programmatically based on a list of coordinates or target names. Interact with observational data, TIC, and CTL catalogs in programs you write.


Create time series pixel cutouts from the TESS full frame images. Find out what sectors/cameras/detectors a target was observed in.

Bulk Downloads

Download all light curves or target pixel files for a given sector or GI program. Download all full frame images for a given sector. Download the entire TCE table for a given sector. Download versions of the TIC and CTL.

Amazon Web Services

Access all the publicly available TESS data directly in the AWS cloud. Calibrated and uncalibrated full frame images, two-minute cadence target pixel and light curve files, and co-trending basis vectors, and FFI cubes available on Amazon S3. Also accessible using astroquery.mast.

Featured Data Products

All Data Products
Calibrated Full Frame Images
Calibrated Full Frame Images
Target Pixel Files
Target Pixel Files
Extracted Light Curves
Extracted Light Curves
Data Validation Time Series
Data Validation Time Series

Primary Documents

Screenshot of TESS Archive Manual

December 06, 2018

篮球竞猜盈利|湖南体育职业The TESS Archive Manual website containing data product overviews, summaries of MAST tools, and tutorials on how to interact with TESS data at MAST.

篮球竞猜盈利|湖南体育职业December 06, 2018 

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篮球竞猜盈利|湖南体育职业March 29, 2018 

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