VIMOS Exposure Time Calculator

Optical 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

Extended Source: Integral Photometry   Aperture Radius arcsec

Indicate the desired aperture magnitude in the broad band associated filter, and the aperture radius

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, 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

Instrument Setup


Detector:    Object position on CCD:



Exposure Time: s


Plots: Toggle All / No Plots

Input spectrum in physical units
Total Efficiency
CCD Illumination
S/N as a function of Seeing (for pointlike sources only)
S/N as a function of Exposure Time
2D simulated image (pointlike sources only)
This software has been prepared in collaboration between ESO and the VIMOS consortium