Data release products include: raw full frame images, calibrated full frame images, target pixels, light curves, flat fields, pixel response function, and lists of TESS Objects of Interest (TOIs).
Each TESS data sector covers a 24 degree by 90 degree strip of the sky. Calibrated FITS files for each of four detectors within a segment will include:
- 30 minute cadence full frame images
- 2 minute cadence for about 200,000 target stars
More information will be made available on this page closer to the TESS mission launch date.
TESS Sky coverage – Prime Mission
|Baseline (days)||Sky coverage (%)|
|everything from 137.0 to 301.4||1.4 total|
The Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) is a NASA funded project to support and provide to the astronomical community with the primary focus on scientifically related data sets in the optical, ultraviolet, and near-infrared parts of the spectrum. MAST is located at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI).
Images taken by Joel Villasenor and Sormeh Yazdi using a TESS prototype camera at the MIT testing facility.