Spectrum Explorer
(v. 3.0, build 0078, December 2, 2004)


The Spectrum Explorer is a Java(tm) application which allows you to plot and compare a number of different spectra, including blackbody, stellar data, and hand drawn plots.

System Requirements

You need the Java WebStart to run the Spectrum Explorer. Java Web Start is part of the Java 2 Platform.

It has been tested on WindowsXP and MacOS X with Java 1.4.2 and later. It should work on any platform which has Java Web Start. It won't work with earlier versions of Macintosh computers (pre-OS X).

Macintosh Users: The program works best with the latest version of MacOS X, including any Java software updates.
Apple Software Update instructions.
Java for Mac OS X information.

Run the Spectrum Explorer using Java Web Start

Launch Spectrum Explorer (v. 3.0) If you have problems, Ctrl-click (or right-click) and Save Link Target As... spex_v3.jnlp. Double-click that file to launch the Spectrum Explorer.

If you have problems running the applet or the application please send email to Peter Carr.

This site was created as a collaboration between Professor Kenneth Brecher, Professor Peter Garik, Peter Carr, and Erin Weeks.
Project LITE - Spectrum Explorer is a subcategory of Project LITE
Supported by NSF Grant # DUE-0125992
Trustees of Boston University 2002,2003