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Data Product Summary

The complete set of TESS data products are summarized in the table below. Note that the TESS Input Catalog documentation and search interfaces are available in the menu bar above. Note: Primary reference links will be added closer to launch.

Product File Name Convention Description Primary Reference
Uncalibrated FFI tess{date-time}-{cam}-{ccd}-{scid}-{cr}*ffir.fits.gz Uncalibrated full frame images.  
Calibrated FFI tess{date-time}-{cam}-{ccd}-{cr}*ffic.fits.gz Calibrated full frame images.  
TPF tess{date-time}-{tid}-{scid}-{cr}*tp.fits.gz Target pixel files, postage-stamp cutouts.  
LC tess{date-time}-{tid}-{scid}-{cr}*lc.fits.gz Calibrated, extracted light curves.  
Collateral TPF tess{date-time}-{cam}-{ccd}-{scid}-{cr}*col.fits.gz Collateral target pixel files (engineering/calibration).  
CBV tess{date-time}-{cam}-{ccd}-{scid}-{cr}*cbv.fits Cotrending basis vectors (engineering/calibration).  
SPICE File   Ancillary engineering data.  
Full DV report tess{date-time}-{tid}-{pin}*dvr.pdf Full data validation report.  
TCE summary tess{date-time}-{tid}-{pn}-{pin}*dvs.pdf Threshold crossing event summary report.  
DV results tess{date-time}-{tid}-{pin}*dvr.xml.gz Data validation results.  
DV results schema tess{pin}*dvr.xsd Data valiation results XML schema definition.  
DV time series tess{date-time}-{tid}-{pin}*dvt.fits.gz Data validation series; calibrated light curves for planet search.  
TOI Catalog   TESS Objects of Interest catalog.  
TFOP Data   A catalog of follow-up observations (phot., spect., imaging).  
TIC *.csv TESS Input Catalog, split into files. Release Paper (PDF, ADS)
CTL *.csv TESS Candidate Target List, split into files. Release Paper (PDF, ADS)


  • {date-time} = The timestamp associated with this file, in the yyyydddhhmmss format.
  • {cam} = A single digit that identifies the camera used to collect the data.
  • {ccd} = A single digit that identifies the CCD chip.
  • {scid} = A zero-padded, four-digit identifier of the spacecraft configuration map used to process this data.
  • {cr} = A string character that denotes the cosmic ray mitigation procedure. Possible values are:
    • 'x': No mitigation performed at the SPOC.
    • 's': Mitigation performed on the spacecraft.
    • 'a': A SPOC mitigation algorithm was used.
    • 'b': Both a SPOC and onboard spececraft algorithm was used.
  • {tid} = A zero-padded, 11-digit target identifier that refers to an object in the TESS Input Catalog.
  • {pin} = A zero-padded, 5-digit identifier denoting the pipeline run.
  • {pn} = A zero-padded, 2-digit integer denoting the planet number.