ESO Exposure Time Calculators     

Documentation and Tools News and Notes
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Formula Book
  • Database of efficiency profiles
  • Historic ETC versions:
  • SkyCalc Sky Model Calculator
    - with advanced Almanac
    - command-line interface skycalc_cli
  September 17nd, 2018: Version P103.2 released

MATISSE ETCs:
  • First public release.

August 22nd, 2018: Version P103.1 released

SPHERE ETCs (IRDIS, IFS and ZIMPOL):
  • Update of the sky conditions including seeing and coherence time.

August 14th, 2018: Version P103.0 released

Sky model in all ETCs:
  • Scattered Moon light reduced by factor ≈ 0.83.
ESPRESSO ETC:
  • Enabled 4UT mode.
  • Adjusted blue detector parameters.
MUSE ETC:
  • Updated Narrow Field Mode PSF model
SkyCalc:
  • Added option to calculate the atmosphere temperature
    and bolometric radiance.
  • Sky background library for fixed PWV now depends on
    time and season.
ESO Exposure Time Calculators
Imaging Spectroscopy
La Silla EFOSC2  SUSI  WFI  SOFI  EFOSC2  HARPS  FEROS  SOFI 
Paranal UT1 NACO  FORS2  FORS2  KMOS 
Paranal UT2   UVES  UVES-FLAMES  GIRAFFE  X-SHOOTER 
Paranal UT3 VISIR   SPHERE-IRDIS  SPHERE-ZIMPOL  VISIR  SPHERE-IFS
Paranal UT4 HAWK-I  SINFONI  MUSE 
Paranal ICCF   ESPRESSO
Paranal VISTA VIRCAM   
Paranal VST OmegaCAM   
E-ELT E-ELT  E-ELT 
VLTI GRAVITY  MATISSE  VisCalc  CalVin 

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