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Accessing the Chandra Source Catalog with CSCview

Version 1.2.0 - What's New

CSCview is a Java program that can be run either as an applet or as a stand-alone application.


Launch CSCview as an applet

The CSCview applet runs within your web browser requiring no extra download or installation. This applet requires a Java 6 plug-in or Java 7 update 40 and higher plug-in to be installed and enabled in your web browser.

To view the version of the Java plug-in configured in your browser, go to the Oracle Java test page.


Download CSCview as a JAR file
Download CSCview as a disk image [Mac OS X only]

The CSCview application needs to be downloaded and installed on your computer before running. The application requires Java 6 or higher to be installed on your system. To see which version is currently installed, run the following command:

java -version

If you need to upgrade your version of Java, go to the Java download page to download and install the latest version.

Running the application from JAR file

Download the JAR file (cscview.jar) onto your system. On many systems, you can simply click or double-click the JAR file to launch CSCview. Otherwise, you can type the following command:

java -jar cscview.jar

Running the application from disk image [Mac OS X only]

Download the disk image (CSCview.dmg) onto your system. Open the disk image, then drag the CSCview application into the Applications folder. You can run CSCview by double-clicking on the CSCview application.

For online support please contact the CXC Helpdesk.