KMOS Exposure Time Calculator

Infrared Mode Version 6.2.0
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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
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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 (per pixel)
Extended Source, area Ω: arcsec2

Sky Conditions

Moon phase: days from new Moon
PWV: mm Probability % of realising the PWV ≤ 2.50 mm
Airmass:
Seeing/Image Quality:
For point sources, the resulting Image Quality FWHM is approximated by a gaussian in 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 FWHM at the airmass and wavelength of observation (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

Grating: Range to plot: - nm
Reference wavelength: nm   The numeric results will refer to this wavelength.

Results

S/N ratio: S/N = DIT = s
Exposure Time: NDIT =

The total exposure time is the product of DIT (Detector Integration Time) by NDIT (number of DITs). Instrument and telescope overheads are not taken into account.


Plots: Toggle All / No Plots

Resultant spectrum including background
Object spectrum only
Background emission spectrum
Sky radiance spectrum in physical units (ph/s/m2/micron/arcsec2)
Sky transmission spectrum
S/N as a function of wavelength
Total efficiency and wavelength range
Input spectrum in physical units