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The TESS Input Catalog and Exoplanet Target Selection Strategy
Daniel Huber (University of Sydney), William Chaplin (University of Birmingham), David Latham (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), Joshua Pepper (Lehigh University), Keivan Stassun (Vanderbilt University), et al.
The TESS Input Catalog (TIC) will form the primary community resource for target selection for the TESS Mission, similar to the Kepler Input Catalog (KIC) for the Kepler Mission. In this talk I will describe the construction and current status of the TIC, as well as plans to augment the catalog with data from large-scale surveys such as Gaia. I will furthermore describe the current strategy for selecting targets for the TESS exoplanet program, which is focused on the discovery of small, rocky planets transiting bright main sequence stars. Finally, I will discuss potential synergies between the TESS target selection strategy for the exoplanet survey and asteroseismology.