The Revised TESS Input Catalog and Candidate Target List

Keivan G. Stassun, Ryan J. Oelkers, Martin Paegert, Guillermo Torres, Joshua Pepper, Nathan De Lee, Kevin Collins, David W. Latham, Philip S. Muirhead, Jay Chittidi, Bárbara Rojas-Ayala, Scott W. Fleming, Mark E. Rose, Peter Tenenbaum, Eric B. Ting, Stephen R. Kane, Thomas Barclay, Jacob L. Bean, C. E. Brassuer, David CharbonneauJian Ge, Jack J. Lissauer, Andrew W. Mann, Brian McLean, Susan Mullally, Norio Narita, Peter Plavchan, George R. Ricker, Dimitar Sasselov, S. Seager, Sanjib Sharma, Bernie Shiao, Alessandro Sozzetti, Dennis Stello, Roland Vanderspek, Geoff Wallace, Joshua N. Winn

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We describe the catalogs assembled and the algorithms used to populate the revised TESS Input Catalog (TIC), based on the incorporation of the Gaia second data release. We also describe a revised ranking system for prioritizing stars for 2 minute cadence observations, and we assemble a revised Candidate Target List (CTL) using that ranking. The TIC is available on the Mikulski Archive for Space Telescopes server, and an enhanced CTL is available through the Filtergraph data visualization portal system at

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number138
JournalAstronomical Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2019

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


  • stars: fundamental parameters


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