X-SHOOTER Exposure Time Calculator

X-SHOOTER Echelle Spectroscopy Mode Version 6.0.1
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

Sky Conditions

Moon phase: days from new Moon
Airmass:
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

Arm selection, Exposure Times and Detector modes:
Arm
Slit Width
Exp.Time
NDIT

NEXP or NINT

Detector Mode
(gain) (spectral×spatial binning) (readmode)
UVB:
Texp: s
 
NEXP:
VIS:
Texp:s
 
NEXP:
NIR:
DIT:s
NDIT:
NINT:
 

Note! The current version of the ETC includes the 0.6" and 0.9" NIR slits without the K band blocking filter. For the preliminary performances of the new 0.6" and 0.9" slits with the K band blocking filter please refer to the X-shooter User Manual.

In UVB and VIS, the total exposure time is the product of DIT (Detector Integration Time) and NEXP (Number of EXPosures): T = Texp × NEXP.

In NIR, the total exposure time is the product of DIT (Detector Integration Time), NDIT (Number of DITs) and NINT (Number of INTegrations): T = DIT × NDIT × NINT.


Results

Include exposure times for S/N: (currently not enabled for NIR)
Tables:  Toggle All / No Tables
Spectral Format
Expected Counts
       
Graphs:  Toggle All / No Graphs
Input Spectrum
Efficiency
Obj
Sky
Maximum Intensity
S/N