Skip to main content

TESS Data Filrs

2 posts / 0 new
Last post
TESS Data Filrs


Anybody know any windows based software that can read .fits files from the TESS mission.


I know there are Unix/Linux solutions - I am not in position to use these.




Reading FITS files in Windows

If you can't read them with common programs, it can be that extensions etc are used (that are very standard "things", in fact). However, you can explore and convert them with Python. Just install either Anaconda version of Python 3 (Python 2 is officially dead) and Astropy module. PyFITS is available too, but it is basically a backport because of historical reasons. You can find a lot of good/simple examples from:

There is also a bunch of tools listed in TESS Software Tools webpage.

Best wishes,

Log in to post comments
AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 617-354-0484