Tools for Computing Observing Information

This page will provide a variety of tools that an observer might find useful for preparing an observing proposal - right now things are still under construction.

yellow ball KPNO Direct Imaging Options

yellow ball Run the IRAF task ccdtime to compute exposure times and SNRs for UBVRI imaging on KPNO.

yellow ball Run the IRAF task spectime to compute exposure time and SNRs for spectroscopic instruments on KPNO.

yellow ball KPNO Spectroscopic Capabilities

yellow ballCompute grating settings and detector coverage for Camera 5 on the Coudé. A thorium comparison spectrum for the relevant wavelength interval is also available.

yellow ball List ephemeris information for KPNO.

Updated: 29Sep99