VIRCAM Exposure Time Calculator

Infrared Imaging Mode Version 6.0.0
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Target Input Flux Distribution

Template Spectrum Redshift
z =
Target Magnitude and Mag.System:   
= Vega
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


Sky Conditions

Seeing/Image Quality:
For point sources, the resulting Image Quality FWHM is modeled by the ETC considering the transfer functions of the atmosphere, telescope and instrument. See the helpfile for details.
Seeing: arcsec FWHM in V-band at zenith (use this value in the proposal)
              Probability ---% of realising the seeing ≤ 0.80 arcsec
IQ: arcsec (to be used for the OB constraint set)
              The corresponding seeing and probability will be indicated in the ETC 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