Physics and Astronomy
We present a mosaic of those co-added Full Frame Images acquired by the TESS satellite that had been released in 2020 April. The mosaic shows substantial stray light over the sky. Yet over spatial scales of a few degrees, the background appears uniform. This result indicates that TESS has considerable potential as a Low Surface Brightness Observatory. The co-added images are freely available as a High Level Science Product (HLSP) at MAST and accessible through a Jupyter Notebook.
Original Publication Information
G. Bruce Berriman et al. "TESS as a Low-surface-brightness Observatory: Cutouts from Wide-area Coadded Images." 2021 Research Notes of the AAS 5(7): 1-5.
Berriman, G. Bruce; Good, John C.; and Holwerda, Benne, "TESS as a Low-surface-brightness Observatory: Cutouts from Wide-area Coadded Images" (2021). Faculty Scholarship. 831.