VIRCAM Exposure Time Calculator

Infrared Imaging Mode Version P105
Description
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Target Input Flux Distribution

Template Spectrum Redshift
z =
Target Magnitude and Mag.System:   
= Vega
AB
Magnitudes are given per arcsec2 for extended sources
MARCS Stellar Model
Upload Spectrum
Blackbody Temperature: K
Power Law Index:           F(λ) ∝ λindex
Emission Line
Lambda: nm
Flux: 10-16 ergs/s/cm2 (per arcsec2 for extended sources)
FWHM: nm

Spatial Distribution:

Point Source
Extended Source diameter: arcsec
Extended Source (per pixel)

Instrument Setup

Filter:

Sky Conditions

Moon FLI: Airmass:
Time
Time step forward/back



Target
Target coordinates Name or ID:  
α      δ     
UT rise
culm.
set
Hour Angle azimuth altitude zenith distance airmass FLI moon/sun
phase angle
moon/target
separation
Target
Moon
Sun
An advanced almanac is available in the ESO SkyCalc sky model calculator
PWV:     mm     Probability % of realising the PWV ≤ 10.00 mm
Seeing/Image Quality:
Turbulence Category:
IQ: arcsec FWHM at the airmass and reference wavelength
              The corresponding seeing and turbulence category will be indicated in the output page
Image Quality is not a parameter in AO modes


Observing Setup

Detector on-chip integration time DIT = s (minimum DIT is 1.0 s)
Exposure Time: s
S/N ratio:
Observation Strategy:
       Exposure coadds (Ndit):
       Exposure loops (Nexp):
       Microstepping pattern (NxM):
       Jitter pattern (Njitter):
       Number of pawprints (Npaw):


Plots: Toggle All / No Plots

Input spectrum in physical units
CCD Illumination, Object only
Sky Radiance Spectrum in physical units (ph/s/m2/micron/arcsec2)
Total Background Emission Spectrum
Sky Transmission Spectrum
System Efficiency
S/N as a function of Exposure Time
Debug text output
Show execution time details