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Sensitivity Estimates

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Observing Overheads

Current estimates are that the overheads associated with each new science target (for target acquisition, telescope, WFS and instrument re-configuration etc) depend upon the guide configuration chosen for the observation.

Setup times for various observation types are:

Sensitivity and Overheads

This section contains information on the sensitivity and performance of NIFS in its various observing modes. Go directly to:

GNIRS Properties

GNIRS Optical Properties

All links will need updating when GNIRS pages are in place

The optical elements of GNIRS (e.g. cameras, gratings, cross-dispersing prisms and slits) are described in detail on the GNIRS components (broke) pages.

T-ReCS Properties

T-ReCS Optical Properties

The optical elements of T-ReCS (e.g. windows, filters, gratings and slits) are described in detail on the T-ReCS instrument pages

Acquisition Camera Properties

Acq Cam Optical Properties

The optical elements of Acquisition Camera (e.g. filters) are described in detail on the Acq Cam pages.



Acq Cam Detector Properties

Detector read noise: typical noise characteristics are given on the Acq Cam pages. The ITC currently adopts a fixed value of 6e-.