Observation Search Page

Search
The Chandra Observation Catalog will be searched, based on the constraints entered on this page. Constraints may be specified for any, all, or none of the fields. If no value is entered for a field, that field is ignored for the search. If values are specified for a field, only observations that satisfy all of the search constraints are returned. This also applies to the multiple selection lists. The default for most lists is nothing selected. This is the equivalent to a blank data entry field (i.e. it won't be used as a search constraint.) For the multiple selection lists, no values selected is equivalent to all values selected. For more information see Multiple Selection Lists

Resolve Name
The user may use the Resolve Name option to find the position of a target object for a position search. The RA and Dec fields will be filled with the position of the requested object. This option is not available for a Range Search or if you have selected a file to upload.

Reset

Restore all of the fields to the default values.


Multiple Selection Lists

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Search Results Page


View Observation Information
Go to the Observation Viewer page.   At least one observation must be selected.

Add Products to Retrieval List
Add the selected observations to the retrieval list and go to either the Custom Package page or the Retrieval List page

Select all / Unselect all
Allows selection/deselection of all observations without having to click on all selection buttons.  Javascript is required for this feature.

Primary Package
The package of primary data products.

Secondary Package
The package of secondary data products.

Custom Selection
Allows user to make a custom selection of products.

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Custom Package Page


This page allows the user to create their own custom package of products, including supporting products.

Note that there are certain low-level (telemetry, L0) products that are not available through WebChaser, because they may contain a mix of public and proprietary data. These products can be made available through a special request, but users are warned that their usefulness is extremely limited since they are not supported in CIAO tools.

Add Products to Retrieval List
Add the selected products to the retrieval list and go to the Retrieval List page.



Retrieval List Page


Browse Products
Display a list of data products for the selected observations. All users are allowed to browse all data products, including proprietary ones.

Retrieve Products
Retrieve the data products specified by the selection on this page. All users are allowed to retrieve all products for public observations and the public products for proprietary observations. Users who log into a privileged archive account (e.g., a PI or a proposal account) will, in addition, be able to retrieve data products that are proprietary. The retrieved data products will be written to a tar file and the user will be advised on how to retrieve the tar file. Note that when an unauthorized user asks for products from a proprietary observation, (s)he will receive all products from that observation that are public, but not receive a warning that not all products are included.

Login
Go to the Archive Login page.

Remove All
Remove all entries from the retrieval list.  

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Selected Products Page
This page provides a table of all the files found for the selected observations and products.

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Archive Login Page

This page allows the user to log in to a privileged archive account. By default, WebChaser provides browsing access to all data products of all observations and retrieval access to all products of all public observations and all public products of proprietary observations. Logging in to a proprietary account further provides the user with retrieval access to the proprietary products to which that account is authorized.

Change Password
Go to the Change Password page.

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Change Password Page

This page allows the user to change their archive account password for accessing proprietary data.  Passwords must be a minimum of 6 characters and a maximum of 30 characters.

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Change Password Confirmation Page

This page simply confirms the archive account password was successfully changed.

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Retrieval Results Page

This page tells you where your data will be placed and allows you to view the status of the retrieval via a pop-up window or through email.

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Observation Viewer Page

Add to Retrieval List
Add the current observation to the retrieval list and go to either the Custom Package page or the Retrieval List page

Login
Go to the Archive Login page. (Only available on servers allowing proprietary access.)

Summary
View the summary information for the observation.

Details
View detailed information for the observation.

V&V Report
View the validation and verification report associated with this observation.  If the observation is  proprietary, the user will need to log in first in order to view it.

Proposal Abstract
View the abstract for the original observation proposal.

Images
View the images available for this observation.  If the observation is proprietary, the user will need to log in first in order to view them.

Primary Data Package
View the package of primary data products and their file sizes associated with this observation.

Secondary Data Package
View the package of secondary data products and their file sizes associated with this observation.

Publications
View the list of publications associated with this observation using the ADS service.

Processing Status
View the automated processing status for this observation.

Sequence Summary
View the sequence summary for this observation. This page includes access to the DSS, ROSAT, RASS and Roll/Visibility images.

Related Observations
Go to the Observation Viewer page to display the related observations.
By Sequence View the related observations in the same sequence as the current observation.
By Proposal View the related observations in the same proposal as the current observation.
By Monitor/Followup View the related monitoring or followup observations for the current observation;
By Group View the related observations in the same group as the current observation.
By Grid View the related observations in the same grid as the current observation.

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Retrieval Confirmation Page

This page simply displays a message confirming that notification has been sent to the requested email address.

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Error Page

This page simply displays an error message.

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Password Reminder Page

Users who have forgotten their password may enter their personal or proposal account username on this page. The password will be emailed to the address we have on record for that account. If this is a proposal account with both a principal investigator and co-investigator on record then the user will be given a choice of which address the password reminder should be sent to.

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Password Reminder Confirmation Page

This page simply displays a message confirming that a password reminder has been sent to the email address shown.

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Password Reminder Choice Page

This page allows the user to choose whether to send a password reminder to the principal investigator's email address or the co-investigator's email address for a given proposal account. This choice is provided only in the case of proposal accounts with a co-investigator on record.

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