October 5-9, 2014


P6.1 ETC-42 : A Generic, VO compliant, Exposure Time Calculator

Anthony GROSS (Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille)

Christian SURACE, Jean-Charles MEUNIER, Nikolaos APOSTOLAKOS, Pierre-Yves CHABAUD

We developed at CeSAM (Centre de donneeS Astrophysiques de Marseille) ETC-42, an Exposure Time Calculator compliant with Virtual Observatory standards. ETC-42 has been designed to facilitate the integration of new sites, instruments and sources by the user. It is not instrument-specific, but is based on generic XML input data. It is used in several project implementations (EUCLID, PFS, IRIS, WISH, EELTs ...) covering a wide wavelength range, from NIR to UV. The last release has been optimized to achieve gain of computation time. New functionalities for automatic input parameterization have been added to target specific instrumental configuration and to give an increased level of user-friendliness. Furthermore its flexible design and support for plugins allow for easy insertion of new computation methods, anticipating for future technologies or instrumentation.

Mode of presentation: poster

Applicable ADASS XXIV theme category: Visualisation for astronomy