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AETC: Advanced Exposure Time Calculator
Author(s): Renato Falomo; Daniela Fantinel; Michela Uslenghi
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Paper Abstract

We describe a tool (AETC: Advanced Exposure Time Calculator) to simulate images of astrophysical objects obtained with any combination of telescope, instrument and given pass band using a suitable set of parameters that define the configuration of the equipment used for the observations. The tool provides count rates and its distribution over the focal plane, through the proper definition of the PSF, of virtually any telescope equipped with an imager provided that its configuration is assessed. Effects of non-uniform PSF over the Field of View can also be modeled. Moreover, detailed simulation of the observed fields can be simulated including stars, galaxies and more complex objects providing template of the targets. The tool is available at:

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 September 2011
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 8135, Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIV, 813523 (24 September 2011); doi: 10.1117/12.913304
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Renato Falomo, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Daniela Fantinel, INAF, Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Michela Uslenghi, INAF-IASF Milano (Italy)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8135:
Applications of Digital Image Processing XXXIV
Andrew G. Tescher, Editor(s)

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