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Paper: Astrocut: A Cutout Service for TESS Full-Frame Image Sets
Volume: 523, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXVIII
Page: 397
Authors: Brasseur, C. E.; Phillip, C.; Hargis, J.; Mullally, S.; Fleming, S.; Fox, M.; Smith, A.
Abstract: The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), launched in April 2018, is a planet finding mission much like the Kepler mission. Like Kepler, the TESS data pipeline returns a variety of data products, from light curves and target pixel files to large full frame images. Unlike Kepler, which took full frame images relatively infrequently, TESS takes them at a 30 minute cadence, making the TESS full frame images a large and incredibly valuable scientific dataset. As part of the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescope's (MAST) mission to provide high quality access to astronomical datasets, MAST has built an image cutout service for TESS full frame images. Users can request image cutouts in a variety of ways, and the returned target pixel files are TESS pipeline compatible. We present the use and design of this software, including both the technical considerations and user experience.
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