The latest paper from the UW Massive Stars research group is focused on the evolved massive stars in the TESS dataset! Led by Trevor Dorn-Wallenstein along with myself and UW postdoc Jim Davenport, the paper examines the two-minute (!) cadence lightcurves of fascinating evolved massive stars such as yellow supergiants and LBVs, and is a first exploration of the fascinating stellar physics that we could glean from such high-cadence lightcurves of these stars. This work is part of Trevor’s thesis, and we’re hoping to further explore massive stars with TESS in the future!

Check the paper out on arXiv!