Software

TESS-W fixed monitoring station

TESS-W has been designed to be used as a fixed station. Follow these steps to connect your photometer:

  • Plug your photometer to a phone charger and onto the wall so it
    gets current power. Do not plug it onto a computer.
  • The photometer will create a wifi on its own. Then, with a phone or any other device get connected to that wifi (not the one created by your router)
  • Once you have your phone on the the TESS wifi, open a browser and
    write on the address: http://192.168.4.1/
  • Configure as explained in the manual. This is the time to introduce
    in your TESS your wifi’s name and password
  • Unplug the device, wait for a couple of minutes and plug it again
  • Check the TESS is not producing any WIFI. This would mean it
    connected correctly.
  • Please contact the TESS team so we can activate your photometer’s dashboard. Once it’s done you will be able to check your data here by selecting your photometer in the dropdown menu.

TESS-P Sky brightness on the go

  • TESS-P is designed as a portable photometer for measuring in the field for one single value or continuous monitoring during an interval of time using this app.
  • The sky brightness, time and date, and position (GPS from smartphone) are stored in an ascii file.
  • It is possible to use it on a moving vehicle to map the sky brightness of a region.
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TESS-W for remote locations

  • Although TESS-W is designed to join the STARS4ALL network it is possible to read and store data locally for remote places with no Internet connection such deserts or natural parks.
  • To do so, you will need tess.apk software and an Android smartphone to connect to your TESS-W photometer via WiFi.
TESS.apk for Android

TAS

  • TASS photometer works with the same app as TESS-P
  • The 140 data point all along the celestial vault are recorded and they are used to create a map.
  • The all-sky night sky brighness map is similar to those of the NixNox Project.
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More information can be found on the manuals

Go to the products page to download the manuals