Abstract: Tess-point converts astronomical target coordinates given in right ascension and declination to detector pixel coordinates for the MIT-led NASA Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) spacecraft. The program can also provide detector pixel coordinates for a star by TESS input catalog identifier number and common astronomical name. Tess-point outputs the observing sector number, camera number, detector number, and pixel column and row. Original programming in C and focal plane geometry solutions by Alan Levine (MIT). This python translation by Christopher J. Burke (MIT).
Credit: Burke, Christopher J.; Levine, Alan; Fausnaugh, Michael; Vanderspek, Roland; Barclay, Thomas; Libby-Roberts, Jessica E.; Morris, Brett; Sipocz, Brigitta; Owens, Martin; Feinstein, Adina D.; Camacho, Joao