10 August 2016 AETC: a powerful web tool to simulate astronomical images
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We present the capabilities of the Advanced Exposure Time Calculator (AETC), a tool, publicly available via web interface (http://aetc.oapd.inaf.it/), aimed to simulate astronomical images obtained with any (given) telescope and instrument combination. The tool includes the possibility of providing an accurate modelling of PSF variations in the FoV, a crucial issue for realistic simulations, which makes AETC particularly suitable for simulations of adaptive optics instruments.

To exemplify the AETC capabilities we present a number of simulations for specific science cases, useful for studying the capabilities of next generation AO imaging cameras for Extremely Large Telescopes.
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Michela Uslenghi, Michela Uslenghi, Renato Falomo, Renato Falomo, Daniela Fantinel, Daniela Fantinel, "AETC: a powerful web tool to simulate astronomical images", Proc. SPIE 9911, Modeling, Systems Engineering, and Project Management for Astronomy VI, 99112U (10 August 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2233621; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2233621

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