Overview: An "Extragalactic Performance Estimation Tool" (EX-PET)
to estimate the flux density in the Spitzer IRAC + MIPS imaging
passbands for various point source SEDs. For user configured Spitzer
observing parameters, the PET also returns an estimate of the instrument
sensitivity, total integration depth per pixel, and expected S/N.
Input: choose an SED model, set normalization
parameters, expected background level, and configure IRAC/MIPS
instrument settings. Note: these are provided as a guideline
only. Observers are responsible for verifying the expected source flux
densities for their observations.
Output: summary of SED properties,
intrinsic flux , color corrections and observed flux in the Spitzer
passbands and a signal-to-noise estimate for the observing parameters