command line utilityΒΆ

This program will prepare the photometry on individual stars by doing all the operations which requires the full-size FFI images, like the following:

  • Estimating sky background for all images.
  • Estimating spacecraft jitter.
  • Creating average image.
  • Restructuring data into HDF5 files for efficient I/O operations.

The program can simply be run like the following, which will create a number of HDF5 files (*.hdf5) in the TESSPHOT_INPUT directory.

>>> python

You can also get a full list of the options by calling the program with:

>>> python --help

The program internally calls the function photometry.prepare.prepare_photometry() with the given parameters.

Code author: Rasmus Handberg <>