FEROS Exposure Time Calculator

Optical Echelle Spectroscopy Mode Version 6.0.1
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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

Sky Conditions

Moon phase: days from new Moon
Seeing/Image Quality:
For point sources, the resulting Image Quality FWHM is modeled by the ETC considering the transfer functions of the atmosphere and telescope. 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

Instrument Setup

ADC enable ADC
Note: In the current model, the ADC transmission curve is included when ADC is enabled, but the only airmass dependency is the reduction of object flux due to the atmospheric extinction. The airmass dependency of the fiber aperture loss due to the differential atmospheric diffraction (which the ADC is correcting for) is currently not considered.
CCD mode:

In the binning, the second value refers to the direction of the dispersion in the spectra

Exposure Time:


Include exposure times for S/N:

Tables:  Toggle All / No Tables
Spectral Format
Expected Counts
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Input Spectrum
Maximum Intensity