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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #40 on: 05/18/2018 11:44 AM »
Any news on how yesterday's lunar flyby went?
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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #41 on: 05/18/2018 01:10 PM »
Latest update is:

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#TESS is on track for a lunar flyby on 17 May at 06:34:35 UTC (2:34 AM EST). At this point, TESS will be 8,253 km from the lunar surface. In the coming days, follow @NASA, @NASAGoddard, @NASAblueshift and @NASA_TESS for more details.

https://twitter.com/NASA_TESS/status/996831284629565441

Presumably went okay, as there's been no signs of worry from any of the team

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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #42 on: 05/18/2018 02:47 PM »
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[email protected]_TESS Mission Update: #TESS successfully completed a lunar flyby on May 17. TESS completed scheduled contact with @NASASCaN's Deep Space Network. Post flyby tracking was confirmed. TESS was 8,253.54 km from the surface of the moon at its closest approach.

https://twitter.com/nasa_tess/status/997485558283882501

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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #43 on: 05/18/2018 03:17 PM »
First test images!

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Hot off the press, @NASA_TESS STARS!!!!
The first TESS test image shown here by @mrtommyb at #chexo #dataisbeautiful

https://twitter.com/elsisrad/status/997495543579533312

These are 2 second exposures
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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #44 on: 05/18/2018 03:19 PM »
And a more official source:

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This test image from one of the four cameras aboard @NASA_TESS captures a swath of the southern sky along the plane of our galaxy. Imagine how many new #exoplanets TESS will find once we enter into science operations! #TESS

https://twitter.com/NASA_TESS/status/997496257227689985

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JUST IN: I’m excited to share the first image from one of the four cameras aboard @NASA_TESS, our new planet-hunting satellite! You’re looking at more than 200,000 stars in this remarkable image: https://go.nasa.gov/2Grw0q5

https://twitter.com/JimBridenstine/status/997495576534056960

The bright star at the bottom is beta Centauri
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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #45 on: 05/18/2018 03:30 PM »
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As part of camera commissioning, the #TESS science team snapped a two-second  test exposure using one of the four @NASA_TESS cameras. A  science-quality image, also referred to as a “first  light” image, is expected to be released in June. Enjoy this preview! @TESSatMIT

https://twitter.com/NASA_TESS/status/997499375084556290

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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #46 on: 05/18/2018 03:40 PM »
An annotated image:

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Here's the @NASA_TESS with FITS header thanks to http://astrometry.net  . Do science with it at your own peril 😉 http://nova.astrometry.net/user_images/2117266#annotated

https://twitter.com/jegpeek/status/997501292649074689

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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #47 on: 05/18/2018 03:46 PM »
Just down from center... moving object?

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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #48 on: 05/18/2018 04:13 PM »
Just down from center... moving object?

There are a few others. Probably a cosmic ray track
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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #49 on: 05/18/2018 04:41 PM »
Further to the annotated image, here is where it is in the sky:

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If you want to see the image in context, here it is placed on the sky in WorldWide Telescope: https://t.co/VvKcqKzQ0O https://t.co/qtc8sbCUeS

https://twitter.com/Alex_Parker/status/997514292286099456?s=19

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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #50 on: 05/18/2018 10:02 PM »
Just down from center... moving object?

Looks like it, cool.

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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #51 on: 05/18/2018 10:26 PM »
Just down from center... moving object?

Looks like it, cool.

Actually, as jebbo posted, there are others. I wasn't thorough enough to fully check when posting but they are there.

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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #52 on: 05/19/2018 01:04 AM »
NASA has released a higher-res version

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Re: NASA - Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) updates
« Reply #53 on: 05/19/2018 03:10 AM »
NASA has released a higher-res version

Obligatory “My God, it’s full of stars”

Thanks for posting this!

Edit 5/20: Two second exposure (about 200k stars) so definitely no asteroid trails.
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[email protected]_TESS Mission Update: Based on great performance from the lunar fly-by, no adjustment burn is required. The next maneuver is the Period Adjust Maneuver (PAM) on May 30th; it will put #TESS into final science orbit. Observatory is in Coarse Pointing Mode operating nominally.

https://twitter.com/nasa_tess/status/997921651906969601

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[email protected]_TESS Mission Update:  The Period Adjust Maneuver (PAM) was completed successfully on May 30th. The burn was confirmed as nominal. No trajectory adjustment maneuver will be required. Success! #TESS is in its final lunar resonant orbit!

https://twitter.com/nasa_tess/status/1002603655722397696

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Grand to hear it is in orbit and the mission beginning  :D
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[email protected]_TESS Mission Update: The #TESS team are now assessing the final orbit to understand long term eclipse predictions and other parameters that can be used in planning the two year survey for #exoplanets.

https://twitter.com/nasa_tess/status/1003485273710301186

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@NASA_TESS Mission Update: #TESS continues to operate in its science orbit that was reached in May. In  one of the last passes, TESS performed a "break dance:" rotating around to evaluate any stray light sources to characterize camera performance for the duration of the mission.

https://twitter.com/NASA_TESS/status/1009789588116770816

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