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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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When will the first data be downloaded? NASA's TESS mission website doesn't advertise it. Should be now end of June, right? Why is it so quite about it? Isn't it supposed to have discovered a bunch of exoplanets already on the first run?
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