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EX-PET: Extragalactic - Performance Estimation Tool

Other tools: Performance Estimation Tool    Magnitude/Flux Density Converter

Overview: An "Extragalactic Performance Estimation Tool" (EX-PET) to estimate the flux density in the Spitzer IRAC + MIPS imaging passbands for various point source SEDs. For user configured Spitzer observing parameters, the PET also returns an estimate of the instrument sensitivity, total integration depth per pixel, and expected S/N.

Input: choose an SED model, set normalization parameters, expected background level, and configure IRAC/MIPS instrument settings. Note: these are provided as a guideline only. Observers are responsible for verifying the expected source flux densities for their observations.

Output: summary of SED properties, intrinsic flux , color corrections and observed flux in the Spitzer passbands and a signal-to-noise estimate for the observing parameters chosen.

Help: EX-PET help page.

Input parameters:

SED model: (choose one)
   Composite SED
SED type:
Flux density at fiducial wavelength (mJy):
Fiducial wavelength (microns):
Redshift:
   Named Object
Object name:
Flux density at fiducial wavelength (mJy):
Fiducial wavelength (microns):
Redshift:
  Modified Blackbody
Temperature
(K):
Flux density at fiducial wavelength (mJy):
Fiducial wavelength (microns):
Emissivity index:
  Blackbody
Temperature
(K):
Flux density at fiducial wavelength (mJy):
Fiducial wavelength (microns):
 
  Power Law
Index:
Flux density at fiducial wavelength (mJy):
Fiducial wavelength (microns):
 

Background:
Background level:   

IRAC Observing parameters:
   Full Array / HDR / Stellar mode Frame time:    Number of repeats:
   Subarray Frame time:    Number of repeats:

MIPS Observing parameters:
   Photometry and Super Resolution
Passband: Pixel scale: Field Size: Frame time (sec): Number of cycles:
24 microns  
70 microns
160 microns  
  Scan Map
Scan rate:    Number of scan passes:   


Output:

INPUT PARAMETERS:
Waveband (microns):
Source intrinsic flux density in IRAC/MIPS bands (mJy):
Color correction in IRAC/MIPS bands:
Spitzer quoted flux density in IRAC/MIPS bands (mJy):
Sensitivity in IRAC/MIPS bands (micro-Jy; 1-sigma):
Exposure time per pixel in IRAC/MIPS bands (s):
S/N in IRAC/MIPS bands:
Notes/Warnings:

Help: see the EX-PET help page.