Status Report

The Revised TESS Input Catalog and Candidate Target List

By SpaceRef Editor
May 27, 2019
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Keivan G. Stassun, Ryan J. Oelkers, Martin Paegert, Guillermo Torres, Joshua Pepper, Nathan De Lee, Kevin Collins, David W. Latham, Philip S. Muirhead, Jay Chittidi, Barbara Rojas-Ayala, Scott W. Fleming, Mark E. Rose, Peter Tenenbaum, Eric B. Ting, Stephen R. Kane, Thomas Barclay, Jacob L. Bean, C. E. Brassuer, David Charbonneau, Jack J. Lissauer, Andrew W. Mann, Brian McLean, Susan Mulally, Norio Narita, Peter Plavchan, George R. Ricker, Dimitar Sasselov, S. Seager, Sanjib Sharma, Bernie Shiao, Alessandro Sozzetti, Dennis Stello, Roland Vanderspek, Geoff Wallace, Joshua N. Winn

(Submitted on 25 May 2019)

We describe the catalogs assembled and the algorithms used to populate the revised TESS Input Catalog (TIC), based on the incorporation of the Gaia second data release. We also describe a revised ranking system for prioritizing stars for 2-minute cadence observations, and assemble a revised Candidate Target List (CTL) using that ranking. The TIC is available on the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes (MAST) server, and an enhanced CTL is available through the Filtergraph data visualization portal system at the URL this http URL.

Comments: 30 pages, 16 figures, submitted to AAS Journals; provided to the community in advance of publication in conjunction with public release of the TIC/CTL on 28 May 2019

Subjects: Solar and Stellar Astrophysics (astro-ph.SR); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:1905.10694 [astro-ph.SR] (or arXiv:1905.10694v1 [astro-ph.SR] for this version)

Submission history

From: Keivan Stassun 

[v1] Sat, 25 May 2019 23:21:20 UTC (10,181 KB)

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