AAVSO: American Association of Variable Star Observers

PYTHON Pipeline to Simultaneously Extract Exoplanet and Variable Star Data from TESS Ground-based Followup Observations (Abstract)

Volume 48 number 1 (2020)

Isobel Snellenberger
1104 7th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563; mcraig@mnstate.edu
Madelyn Madsen
address correspondence to Matt Craig, 1104 7th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563; mcraig@mnstate.edu
Matt Craig
address correspondence to Matt Craig, 1104 7th Avenue South, Moorhead, MN 56563; mcraig@mnstate.edu

Abstract

(Abstract only) As part of continuing from preparation for collecting data as part of the TESS ground-based follow-up network, we have been developing software using python to produce the data products needed for a TESS submission. We are now able to produce a photometry measurement table, a light curve, a seeing profile, and a field image with apertures with the software we have written. A new feature is the ability to generate a table reporting variable star observations in the field of a TESS exoplanet to the AAVSO. One goal is to make this software compatible with astroimagej, so that the user can, for example, do photometry and generate TESS reports in astroimagej but generate AAVSO variable star reports using this software.