Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager Performance Calculator

Parameters
Detector:  Sky:
Read noise   e- Temperature   °K
Dark current   e-/s/pix Emissivity 
Quantum efficiency   to  µm OH continuum   photon/s/m2/arcsec2/µm
Well depth   e-  OH line   photon/s/m2/arcsec2
Imager:  Telescope:
Filter Temperature   °K
Temperature   K Emissivity 
Exposure:  Adaptive Optics:
Star brightness   mag Temperature   °K
Strehl ratio  Emissivity 
Integration time   sec; cycles      
Results
Adopted integration time   s
Adopted cycles 
Object signal   e-/pix
Sky thermal signal   e-/pix
Sky OH continuum signal  e-/pix
Sky OH line signal   e-/pix
Telescope thermal signal   e-/pix
AOS thermal signal   e-/pix
Cryostat signal   e-/pix
Dark signal   e-/pix
Total signal   e-/pix
Total noise   e-/pix
Signal-to-noise ratio   /aperture
Sky brightness without AOS  mag/arcsec2
Sky brightness with AOS  mag/arcsec2


Hard at Work! This tool models the performance of the Gemini South Adaptive Optics Imager (GSAOI).
Peter McGregor ( peter@mso.anu.edu.au) / Access no. 10819 / Last updated December 4, 2002.
Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Institute of Advanced Studies, The Australian National University.