Map of Observations
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.
April 2018 - Present
21 arcseconds / pixel
- Time Series
Consult the Data Holdings Table to know which Sectors are available in MAST services and interfaces.
December 6, 2018
The TESS Archive Manual website containing data product overviews, summaries of MAST tools, and tutorials on how to interact with TESS data at MAST.
December 6, 2018
January 25, 2024
September 17, 2020
September 5, 2018
October 4, 2018
February 26, 2018
March 29, 2018
October 24, 2014
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.
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.
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.
Access TESS data in TIKE, our free cloud computing environment that runs in your browser using JupyterLab. There's no need to download and analyze terabytes of data on your computer; instead, get started right away with quick data access and pre-installed software. Calibrated and uncalibrated full-frame images, two-minute cadence target pixel and light curve files, co-trending basis vectors, and FFI cubes are all available.