Late Breaking News


24 March, 2014


Observing time calculation for the APEX instruments Artemis and Supercam:


A new observing time calculator is now available for the Artemis 350µm

camera on APEX, see

This calculator assumes a field of view of 4.7'x2.5', with fully

sampled pixels in the 350µm focal plane. The 450µm or 200µm planes are

not offered in P94. Note that this is only a preliminary version of

the calculator, as the full commissioning of Artemis will only be done

in June.


The Supercam 345 GHz heterodyne array instrument for APEX does not

have a dedicated calculator. However, to estimate the observing time

request, the SHFI on-the-fly calculator

( should be

used, and the time request should be divided by a factor of 13. This

factor takes into account the expected 52 operational pixels of

Supercam and the slightly higher receiver temperature compared to SHFI.