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With the configuration previously specified, in the J band the sky magnitude is 13 so:

\begin{displaymath}M_{K}=13\Longrightarrow Z_{K}=9.4367\Longrightarrow
~J\cdot s^{-1}\cdot m^{-2}\cdot \mu m^{-1}\cdot arcsec^{-2}

...{3}~ph\cdot s^{-1}\cdot m^{-2}\cdot\mu m^{-1}\cdot arcsec^{-2}

Using the dispersion value $\Delta _{S}$, the telescope surface S, the exposure time T and the efficiency E as specified before, and taking in count theat the plate scale is 0.29 arcsecpix and the slit width is 2 arcsec, we get


So we get

\begin{displaymath}N_{Sky}=\frac{F\cdot \Delta_{S}\cdot T\cdot E\cdot S\cdot\Omega}{P}= 1.99974246804\cdot 10^{3} ~cnts\slash bin
\end{displaymath} (2.12)

The ETC for FORS1 with the input parameter as specified above predicts $N_{ETC}=1.75\cdot 10^{3}$ cntsbin.

Pascal Ballester