HEASARC CALDB - WHAT'S NEW


Where applicable, items listed are linked to the corresponding announcement message on the appropriate CALDB e-mail exploder or appropriate WWW page.


2014 July 25

The NuSTAR CALDB at the HEASARC was updated to CALDB version 20140715 to update the NuSTAR clock correction file to version 37, which is good through July 15, 2014. See the NuSTAR CalDB release notes for details. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive.


2014 July 14

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.6.2. The update was released on July 9, 2014. This corrects an error in the HRC branch index file which causes the 2012 and 2013 HRC-I BKGRND files to be selected in reversed order, which affects HRC-I-related tools such as hrc_bkgrnd_lookup and fluximage. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for more details about the Chandra CALDB 4.6.2 release.


2014 July 1

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20140701. See the Suzaku Calibration page for information about this release. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2014 July 11

The NuSTAR CALDB at the HEASARC was updated to CALDB version 20140414. See the NuSTAR CalDB release notes for details. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive.


2014 June 30

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the XRT (update version 20140610. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2014 June 23

The caldb setup and initialization files have been updated so that they no longer overwrite the $CALDB, $CALDBCONFIG and $CALDBALIAS environment variables if they are already defined. Note that first-time installers of the CALDB will need to edit the caldbinit.csh (c-shell variants) or caldbinit.sh (bash-variants) to properly define these environment variables to point to their local CALDB installation. .


2014 June 9

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20140605. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2014 June 5

The Fermi LAT CALDB has been updated (update version v9r33p0_20140604). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive.


2014 May 23

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20140520. See the Suzaku Calibration page for information about this release. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2014 May 20

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20140416. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2014 March 26

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.6.1. The update was released on March 26, 2014. CalDB 4.6.1 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the Chandra CALDB 4.6.1 release.


2014 February 12

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20140211. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2014 February 5

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20140203. See the Suzaku Calibration page for information about this release. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2014 February 3

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the XRT (update version 20140120. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2014 January 28

The file EPN_CTI_0031.CCF has been released. This file is used to correct for the long-term increase in charge transfer inefficiency in the PN. See the XMM-Newton Current Calibration Files page for more information.


2014 January 17

The NuSTAR CALDB at the HEASARC was updated to CALDB version 20131223. See the NuSTAR CalDB release notes for details. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive. Because of the large size of some NuSTAR calibration files, remote access users may experience delays in calibrating NuSTAR data via nupipeline or other tasks. At the present time we recommend downloading the NuSTAR caldb and installing it locally.


2014 January 13

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the XRT (update version 20131220. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2014 January 13

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20131231. See the Suzaku Calibration page for information about this release. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2013 December 13

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20131211. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2013 November 25

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20130911. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2013 November 25

The NuSTAR CALDB at the HEASARC was updated to CALDB version 20131007. See the NuSTAR CalDB release notes for details. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive. Because of the large size of some NuSTAR calibration files, remote access users may experience delays in calibrating NuSTAR data via nupipeline or other tasks. At the present time we recommend downloading the NuSTAR caldb and installing it locally.


2013 November 21

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.5.9. The update was released on November 19, 2013. CalDB 4.5.9 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. This release includes an updated ACIS gain correction and contamination, and an updated HRC gain file. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the Chandra CALDB 4.5.9 release.


2013 October 28

The Fermi LAT CALDB has been updated (update version v9r32p5_20131024). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2013 September 16

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20130911. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2013 September 16

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20130916. See the Suzaku Calibration page for information about this release. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method.


2013 August 29

The NuSTAR CALDB at the HEASARC was released on August 14, 2013 (CALDB version 20130509). See the NuSTAR CalDB release notes for details. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive. Because of the large size of some NuSTAR calibration files, remote access users may experience delays in calibrating NuSTAR data via nupipeline or other tasks. At the present time we recommend downloading the NuSTAR caldb and installing it locally.


2013 August 23

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.5.8. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.5.7. The update was released on August 23, 2013. CalDB 4.5.8 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the Chandra CALDB 4.5.8 release.


2013 August 2

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20130715. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 August 2

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20130724. See the Suzaku Calibration page for information about this release. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 July 01

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.5.7. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.5.5. The update was released on June 28, 2013. CalDB 4.5.7 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the Chandra CALDB 4.5.7 release.


2013 June 17

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20130606. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 May 7

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20130507. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 April 24

The Fermi LAT CALDB has been updated (update version v9r31p1_20130424). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2013 April 11

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20130405. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 March 18

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the XRT (update version 20130313. Please see the Swift Caldb page for information about this update. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 March 11

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20130308). Information about this release is available from the Swift Calibration page. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 March 11

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20130305. See the Suzaku Calibration page for information about this release. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 January 20

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20130110; Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 January 20

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the UVOTA (update version 20130118). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2013 January 9

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.5.5.1. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.5.5. The update was released on Jan 8, 2013. CalDB 4.5.5.1 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.5.5.1 release.


2012 December 26

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20121218). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 December 3

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20121128). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 November 28

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20121005). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 November 26

A minor update to the document "How to Manage a Calibration Database" (cal/gen/92_015) has been posted to the CALDB documentation library.


2012 November 15

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20121106; Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 October 17

Version 294 of the XMM Current Calibration File (XMM-CCF-REL-294) was released by the XMM project on September 24, 2012. This release includes updates to the XMM EPIC PN Offset Table. See the XMM-Newton Current Calibration Files page for more information.


2012 Oct 16

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.5.3. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.5.2. The update was released on Oct 15, 2012. CalDB 4.5.3 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.5.3 release.


2012 October 5

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20120830). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 October 5

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20120902; release notes); also see the note about the updated calibration for the Suzaku XIS contaminant buildup. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 Sep 28

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.5.2. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.5.1. CalDB 4.5.2 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.5.2 release.


2012 Aug 31

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.5.1. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.5.0. CalDB 4.5.1 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.5.1 release.


2012 August 26

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20120820) In addition, the following files were removed from the XIS caldb: ae_xi1_nxbsci6_20111201.fits ae_xi1_nxbscion_20110601.fits ae_xi1_nxbvdchk_20110601.fits ae_xi1_nxbvdchk_20111201.fits ae_xi1_nxbscion_20110602.fits ae_xi1_nxbscion_20120601.fits. These files were move to the oldnxb subdirectory under the XIS caldb. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 July 13

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20120713). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 July 9

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20120604) and the UVOTA (update version 20120606). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 July 9

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20120703; release notes). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 June 28

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.5.0. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.3.x. CalDB 4.5.0 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.5.0 release.


2012 June 8

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.4.10. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.3.x. CalDB 4.4.10 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.4.10 release.


2012 June 07

The Fermi LAT CALDB has been updated (update version v9r27p1_20120418). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2012 May 11

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20120503. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 May 11

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20120509; release notes). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 April 2

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20120402. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 April 2

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20120402. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 March 21

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the XRT (update version 20120209. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 February 22

CAL/fermi/2007-001: "Fermi Calibration Data in the HEASARC Calibration Database" has been updated.


2012 February 24

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.4.8. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.3.x. CalDB 4.4.8 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.4.8 release.


2012 February 11

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20120209; release notes). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 February 9

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20120206. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2012 January 27

The leapsec_010712.fits file in the generic (GEN) CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to include the leap second that will occur on July 1, 2012 (update version 20120127). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2012 January 11

The FINAL PCA breakdown history and SAA history file updates have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20120110). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 December 16

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.4.7. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.3.x. CalDB 4.4.7 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.4.7 release.


2011 December 6

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20111205). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 November 10

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20111031. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 November 9

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the UVOTA (update version 20111031. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 November 9

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20111109; release notes). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 Nov 9

The document "The OGIP Format for 2-d (Image) Point Spread Function Datasets" (CAL/GEN/92-027 has been updated (update version 11 Nov 2011). The new version is either as available in pdf or html formats.


2011 November 07

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.4.6. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.3.x. CalDB 4.4.6 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.4.6 release.


2011 November 2

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20111102). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 October 25

CAL/GEN/92-020, "The OGIP Format for Radial Point Spread Function Datasets" has been updated to version 2011 Oct 21.


2011 October 10

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20110930; release notes) and the XRT (update version 20110915. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 October 10

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20110930). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 September 18

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20110917). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 September 15

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20110831). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 September 15

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20110913) and the XIS (update version 20110913). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 August 12

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20110801), the UVOTA (update version 20110731), and the XRT (update version 20110725). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 August 12

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20110804; release notes). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 August 04

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20110804). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 Aug 01

The Fermi LAT CALDB has been updated (update version v9r23p1_20110726). This release includes the Pass 7 instrument response functions (IRFS). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 July 5

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20110705). This release is the same as the 20110630 release, but fixes a problem with the file names in the caldb.indx file. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 July 01

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20110630; release notes). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 July 01

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.4.5. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.3.x. CalDB 4.4.5 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version; earlier versions of CIAO do not support recent upgrades to acis_process_events. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.4.5 release.


2011 July 1

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20110630). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 July 01

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XRT (update version 20110630) and the HXD (update version 20110630). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 July 01

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20110630). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 June 9

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20110531) and the XRT (update version 20110513 Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 June 09

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20110608). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the remote access method: remote access.


2011 May 27

The Fermi LAT CALDB has been updated (update version v9r23p1). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 May 12

The document "Calculating Deadtime Corrections for ROSAT Data" (CAL/ROS/11-001, available as html or pdf) has now been added to the ROSAT CALDB library.


2011 May 5

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20110430). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 May 05

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20110503). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 April 28

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.4.3. This is an upgrade to CalDB 4.3.x. CalDB 4.4.3 requires CIAO 4.3 or later version; earlier versions of CIAO do not support recent upgrades to acis_process_events. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.4.3 release.


2011 April 12

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20110407). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 March 9

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20110308). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 March 4

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20110303). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 March 02

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.4.2. This is a patch upgrade to CalDB which includes a correction to the ACIS branch index file to include ACIS CONTAM N0006 listings for ACIS-8 and ACIS-9. This prevents an ARDLIB initialization error for observations taken since 2011-01-01T00:00:00 (UTC). See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.4.2 release.


2011 February 10

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20110210; release notes). This update resolves the incompatibility problem with the CONTAMI_TRANS introduced in XIS update 20110118. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 February 10

The Suzaku CALDB XIS update (version 20110118) includes new CONTAMI_TRANS files which are incompatible with the XIS tools released in the current version of HEASoft (28Sep2010_V6.10). These tools will be updated in a forthcoming HEASoft release. In the meantime Suzaku users should re-set their local CALDBs to the 20101108 version of the XIS caldb. To do this, go to $CALDB/data/suzaku/xis and change the caldb.indx symbolic link to point to the file $CALDB/data/suzaku/xis/index/caldb.indx20101108. This has already been done for the SUZAKU XIS Caldb at the HEASARC for remote CALDB users. We will announce here and on the caldb rss feed when a new XIS caldb is available.


2011 February 9

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20110118). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 February 9

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20110131), the UVOTA (update version 20110131). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 February 3

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20110201). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 January 24

New XMM calibration products have been released by the XMM Science Operations Center. The cross calibration document has been updated, and a new EPIC-pn Charge Transfer Inefficiency (CTI) CCF constituent has been released, along with an update do the RGS effective area determination to apply a correction for alignment of RGS and EPIC effective areas.


2011 January 13

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20101231), the UVOTA (update version 20101231). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2011 January 3

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20110101). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 December 16

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.4.1. This is a significant upgrade to CalDB to include an upgrade to the ACIS-I CONTAM model, ACIS T_GAIN Epoch 43, the ACIS SUBPIX file, the ACIS T_GAIN Epoch43, the ACIS GRDIMG file, the Temp-dependent CTI correction, the HRC-I QE and GMAP updates, and the HRC-S/LETG tilt correction, TGMASK2, and LSFPARM upgrades. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.4.1 release.


2010 December 13

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20101213). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 December 6

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20101202 ) and the XIS (update version 20101108; release notes). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 December 6

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20101130), the UVOTA (update version 20101130). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 November 04

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20101103). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 October 27

The Fermi LAT CALDB has been updated (update version v9r18p6). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 October 05

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20101003). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 September 30

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20100930), the UVOTA (update version 20100930), and the XRT (update version 20100802. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 September 28

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.3.1. This is a patch release. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.3.1 release.


2010 August 23

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20100812 ). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 August 04

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20100804). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 July 30

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20100709 ; release notes). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access. In addition the index file for the Suzaku XRT (caldb.indx20080709) was found to have some files incorrectly flagged; this has been replaced with a new index file (caldb.indx20100730) and the tar files have been re-created.


2010 July 30

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20100730). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 July 1

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the UVOTA (update version 20100630). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 June 30

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20100630). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 June 21

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20100617 ). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 June 21

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20100528), the XRT (update version 20100528). and the UVOTA (update version 20100528). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 June 17

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.3.0. This is a patch release. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.3.0 release.


2010 June 07

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20100607). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 May 17

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20100430). and the UVOTA (update version 20100430). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 May 3

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.2.2. This is a patch release. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.2.2 release. Users can still access the Chandra CALDB 3.5 in the HEASARC CALDB FTP area as well.


2010 May 3

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20100501). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 April 15

The Chandra X-ray Center in conjunction with the the High Energy Astrophysics Division of the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory have set up a mirror of the HEASARC CALDB. The mirror is available from ftp://cda.cfa.harvard.edu/pub/arcftp/heasarc/caldb/.


2010 April 15

Some users are continuing to experience problems with remote access to the HEASARC CALDB with $CALDB=ftp://legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov. The nature of the problem is that the remote connection times out without returning any information. We are investigating this issue, but in the meantime, we recommend users set their CALDB environment variable to $CALDB=http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/caldb


2010 April 7

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.2.1. This is a patch release. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.2.1 release. Users can still access the Chandra CALDB 3.5 in the CALDB ftp area as well.


2010 April 5

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20100331). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 March 30

There currently seems to be some problems with CALDB remote access. We're looking into the problem and hope to have it resolved shortly. In the meantime, remote access users should try setting their $CALDB environment variable as
% setenv CALDB http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/caldb
instead of ftp://legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov


2010 March 23

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20100323 ). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 March 22

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20100319 ). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 March 9

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20100309). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 February 26

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20100226). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 February 20

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20100207 ) and the XIS (update version 20100123; release notes). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 February 19

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20100129) and the UVOTA (update version 20100129). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 February 15

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20100212). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2010 January 06

Minor update to the FERMI entry in the caldb.config file.


2010 January 04

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20100104). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 December 16

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.2.0. This is a major upgrade. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.2.0 release. Users can still access the Chandra CALDB 3.5 in the CALDB ftp area as well.


2009 December 07

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20091207 ). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 December 02

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20091202). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 December 01

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20091112). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 December 01

The Chandra CALDB 3.5 tree at the HEASARC was updated to CALDB version 3.5.5 on November 24, 2009. This version is only to be used with CIAO 3.4. Users of CIAO 4 should used the Chandra CALDB 4 tree. See the CalDB 3.5.5 release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the release.


2009 December 01

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20091130) and the XRT (update version 20091130). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 November 02

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20091102). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 October 07

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20091007). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 October 07

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20090930) and the UVOT (update version 20090930). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 October 05

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20091005). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 September 25

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20090925). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 September 17

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.1.4. Includes CIS T_GAIN updates for Epoch 38, May thru Jul 09, ACIS OBS_MODE=SECONDARY calibrations for DET_GAIN, T_GAIN, BADPIX, and CTI, ACIS -90C/-120C OAC engineering Obs_IDs from July-Aug 1999.. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.1.4 release. Users can still access the Chandra CALDB 3.5 in the CALDB ftp area as well.


2009 September 9

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20090831) and the UVOT (update version 20090831). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 September 9

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the HXD (update version 20090902). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 September 02

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20090901). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 August 28

The Fermi GBM CALDB is now available from the HEASARC CALDB (update version V10). This release (received 20090512) consists of GBM leaf files used to construct the GBM responses. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 Aug 19

PCA energy to channel file has been updated (update version 20090817). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 August 19

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the HXD (update version 20090813) and the XIS (update version 20090813). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access. Note that because of the large size of the XIS caldb, it's been split into 3 tar files. Users should download all three tar files to their $CALDB directory, then untar them.


2009 August 19

The CALDB home page has been redesigned. It now includes a latest news feed.


2009 August 18

An entry for GLAST has been added to the HEASARC's caldb.config file for compatibility with the current Fermi LAT calibration files.


2009 August 5

The CALDB document "How to Install a Calibration Database" (CAL/GEN/94-004) has been updated. The update clarifies the fact that users might need to download multiple tar files for their analysis


2009 Aug 4

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20090804). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 August 5

The Fermi mission has been added to the HEASARC's caldb.config file.


2009 August 4

The Fermi CALDB at the HEASARC has been released for the the LAT (update version 20090716). This is the CALDB which was also released with the Fermi Science Tools version ScienceTools-v9r15p2-headas-20090716. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 July 17

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the HXD (update version 20090713) and the XIS (update version 20090713). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 July 11

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20090708) and the UVOT (update version 20090630). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 July 9

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.1.3. Includes ACIS T_GAIN Epoch 37. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.1.3 release. Users can still access the Chandra CALDB 3.5 in the CALDB ftp area as well.


2009 July 6

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20090701). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 June 7

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20090604). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 June 3

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the SC (update version 20090529 and the UVOT (update version 20090529). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 May 15

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the HXD (update version 20090511. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 May 15

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the XRT (update version 20090515) and the SC (update version 20090430. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 May 07

The OGIP Spectral File Format document has been updated.


2009 May 3

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20090501). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 April 12

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20090412). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 April 07

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the XRT (update version 20090407). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 April 02

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the XIS (update version 20090402) and the HXD (update version 20090402. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 April 02

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the sc (update version 20090331). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 April 02

The Chandra CALDB 3.5 tree at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.5.3. This version is only to be used with CIAO 3.4. Users of CIAO 4 should used the Chandra CALDB 4 tree. See the CalDB 3.5.3 release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the release.


2009 March 27

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.1.2. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.1.2 release. Users can still access the Chandra CALDB 3.5 in the CALDB ftp area.


2009 March 16

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20090313). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 March 10

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the sc (update version 20090228) and the UVOT (update version 20090228). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 February 11

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the sc (update version 20090128) and the BAT (update version 20090130). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 February 11

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the XIS (update version 20090203) and the HXD (update version 20090203. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 February 02

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20090202). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 February 02

The Chandra CALDB 3.5 tree at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.5.2. This version is only to be used with CIAO 3.4. Users of CIAO 4 should used the Chandra CALDB 4 tree. See the CalDB 3.5.2 release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the release.


2009 January 23

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB 4.1.1 See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.1.1 release. Users can still access the Chandra CALDB 3.5 in the CALDB ftp area.


2009 January 15

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20090114). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 January 12

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the XIS (update version 20090109) and the HXD (update version 20090109. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 January 12

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the sc (update version 20090112). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2009 January 09

The Chandra CALDB 4.1 for use with CIAO 4.1, is now the default CALDB for Chandra. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the CALDB 4.1 release. Users can still access the Chandra CALDB 3.5 in the CALDB ftp area.


2008 December 23

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the xrt (20081215), and sc (20081217). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 December 18

The Chandra CALDB 4.1 for use with CIAO 4.1, has been installed in the HEASARC Caldb. However, the default Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC is currently Caldb 3.5. See the CalDB release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the release.


2008 December 04

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the XIS (update version 20081110) and the HXD (update version 20081203. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 December 03

The Swift Caldb has been updated for the bat (update version 20081026), xrt (20081010), uvota (20081028), and sc (20081125). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 December 03

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20081202). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 October 20

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20081020). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 October 20

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the XIS (update version 20081009) and the HXD (update version 20081009. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 October 10

PCA breakdown history and SAA history files have been added to the XTE/PCA calibration database (update version 20080929). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 September 30

A new clock correction file has been added to the Swift general spacecraft (SC) CALDB at the HEASARC (update version 20080929). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 September 10

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.5. See the CalDB 3.5 release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the release.


2008 September 08

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the XIS (update version 20080905). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 August 25

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the HXD (update version 20080811). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 August 25

A new clock correction file has been added to the Swift general spacecraft (SC) CALDB at the HEASARC (update version 20080825). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 July 31

A new clock correction file has been added to the Swift general spacecraft (SC) CALDB at the HEASARC (update version 20080730). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 July 16

The leapsec_150708.fits file in the generic (GEN) CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to include the leap second that will occur on December 31, 2008 (update version 20080716). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 July 14

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the XRT (update version 20080709) the XIS (update version 20080709), and the HXD (update version 20080709) Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 July 01

The files pca_breakdown_hist.fits and pca_breakdown_hist.gti have been added to the RXTE PCA CALDB.


2008 June 25

The Swift general spacecraft (SC) CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated (update version 20080617). The Swift XRT CALDB at the HEASARC has also been updated (update version 20080509). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 June 16

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the the XRT (update version 20080616) and the XIS (update version 20080616). These are updates to the caldb.indx file only, and fix a bug in the effective areas in the previous (20080602) release. NOTE: XIS response files created with the previous release may be in error and should be re-created. Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 June 2

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20080602) the XRT (update version 20080602) and the XIS (update version 20080602) Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 May 1

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data (update version 20080428) and the UVOTA (update version 20080428). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 April 1

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20080401) and the XIS (update version 20080401) Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 March 31

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.4.3. See the CalDB 3.4.3 release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the release.


2008 March 28

The Swift general spacecraft (SC) CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated (update version 20080326). The Swift BAT CALDB at the HEASARC has also been updated (update version 20080306). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 February 13

The Swift general spacecraft (SC) CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated (update version 20080213). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 February 13

A patch is now available for the gtcalf.f subroutine to allow it to handle properly remote access when the $CALDB begins with "http://", a problem discussed below. Instructions for downloading and using the patched software are available from the HEASOFT bug list page.


2008 February 1

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20080201) and the XIS (update version 20080201) Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 January 31

The gtcalf.f subroutine doesn't return remote files if the $CALDB begins with "http://". This affects users who are using remote access to the HEASARC caldb. Routines that use gtcalf (like quzcif) will identify but not download data files if $CALDB is set to http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/caldb. Users can try defining $CALDB as $CALDB = ftp://legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov but may run into GSFC firewall problems if this definition is used). This will be fixed in a future update.


2008 January 18

The Swift general spacecraft (SC) CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated (update version 20080116). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2008 January 14

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20080113) and the XIS (update version 20080113) Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2007 December 19

The Chandra CALDB has been updated to CALDB 3.4.2.


2007 December 6

The tarred versions of the ROSAT CALDB for the PSPC, HRI and XRT were updated. Previous versions only included the caldb.indx files as a file named "tarred.cif". The new versions include the caldb.indx files.


2007 December 4

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20071201). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2007 December 4

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XRT (update version 20071119). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2007 November 30

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the General Spacecraft (sc) data (update version 20071130). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2007 November 29

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20071122). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2007 November 06

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the UVOTA (update version 20071106). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2007 November 01

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20071101) and the XIS (update version 20071101). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2007 November 02

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XRT (update version 20071101), the UVOTA (update version 20071102), and the general spacecraft data (update version 20071023). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive, or use the easy method: remote access.


2007 October 16

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20071016) and the XIS (update version 20071016). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive.


2007 October 5

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.4.1. See the CalDB 3.4.1 release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details about the release.


2007 September 25

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the BAT (update version 20070924), and the general spacecraft data (update version 20070918). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive


2007 September 17

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20070914). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive.


2007 August 07

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20070807). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive.


2007 July 31

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20070731). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage or the FTP archive.


2007 July 30

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the BAT (update version 20070713), the UVOTA (update version 20070711), the general spacecraft data (update version 20070724), and the XRT (update version 20070709).


2007 July 13

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the HXD (update version 20070710).


2007 June 27

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data (update version is 20070627). Downloads are available from the CALDB Supported Missions webpage.


2007 June 27

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20070622), the XRT (update version 20070622), and the HXD (update version 20070627).


2007 June 27

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data (update version is 20070516), for the BAT (update version 20070522), the UVOTA (update version 20070522) and the XRT (update version 20070531).


2007 May 17

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.4.0. See the CalDB 3.4.0 release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details.


2007 May 17

The generic (GEN) CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to include cut-off rigidity files (update version 20070516).


2007 May 17

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS and HXD (update version 20070516).


2007 May 17

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data. The update version is 20070516 for the SC data.


2007 Apr 9

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS and HXD (update version 20070409).


2007 Mar 30

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) and XRT data. The update version is 20070330 for both the XRT and SC data.


2007 March 8

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.3.0.1. This is a patch to an error in the ACIS branch index file of CalDB 3.3.0 which prevents to automatic selection of the CTI-correced FEF_PHA file used in the tool mkrmf. See the CalDB 3.3.0.1 release notes, available at the CXC Caldb site, for details.


2007 Mar 6

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS and HXD (update version 20070302).


2007 Feb 27

There's been a minor update to CAL/GEN/94-004: "How to Install a Calibration Database". FTP access and data transfer is now deprecated in favor of HTTP access and data transfer.


2007 Feb 16

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data. The update version is 20070216.


2007 Feb 6

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20070206).


2007 Feb 2

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20070131) and HXD (update version 20070131).


2007 Feb 2

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data. The update version is 20070201.


2007 January 12

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.3.0


2007 Jan 05

The Swift CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) (update version 20070104) and the XRT (update version 20061219).


2007 Jan 04

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS (update version 20061226) and HXD (update version 20061226).


2006 November 16

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the BAT, general spacecraft (SC) data, and XRT, and the UVOTA .


2006 November 16

The Suzaku CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated for the XIS


2006 November 14

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.2.4


2006 November 8

There currently seems to be some problems with CALDB remote access. We're looking into the problem and hope to have it resolved shortly. In the meantime, remote access users should try setting their $CALDB environment variable to
setenv CALDB ftp://legacy.gsfc.nasa.gov
instead of http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/caldb


2006 November 2

Suzaku CALDB data have been updated for the XIS and HXD. See the Supported Missions web page for more information and to download the tar files.


2006 October 30

Suzaku CALDB data have been updated for the XIS. See the Supported Missions web page for more information and to download the tar files.


2006 September 22

The XTE CALDB has been updated for the HEXTE instrument. A new file, cpf/bkg/corr_ab_std.fits has been added. This file give coefficients used to predict the background in cluster A from the observed background in cluster B. See the Supported Missions web page for more information and to download the XTE/HEXTE tar files.


2006 September 15

The CAL_CNAM dictionary has been updated to include Swift and Suzaku CAL_CNAM values. PDF, LaTeX and HTML versions are available.


2006 September 13

Suzaku CALDB data have been updated for the XIS. See the Supported Missions web page for more information and to download the tar files.


2006 September 13

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) and UVOTA calibration data


2006 August 30

Suzaku CALDB data have been updated for the HXD, XIS and XRT. See the Supported Missions web page for more information and to download the tar files.


2006 August 21

The document CAL/SW/95-002: "HEASARC CALDB Access Subroutines" has been updated. Versions in pdf and html are available from the CALDB Documents Page.


2006 August 10

The Chandra CALDB at the HEASARC has been updated to CALDB version 3.2.3


2006 August 7

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data


2006 July 21

The HEASARC Caldb is back online


2006 July 18

Due to network problems at GSFC, the HEASARC Caldb is currently not accessible outside of Goddard. We hope to have full access restored in a day. We regret any inconvenience. In the meantime you can access CALDB data from http://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/caldb/. See " Accessing the HEASARC CALDB Remotely" for information on remote access.


2006 June 08

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data.


2006 June 06

The Suzaku CALDB has been updated for the XIS.


2006 May 31

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data and the BAT.


2006 May 17

Suzaku CALDB data now available from the HEASARC CALDB. See the Supported Missions web page for more information and to download the tar files.


2006 May 03

Important SWIFT Caldb update for the UVOTA.

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data and the UVOTA. This is a general re-build of the UVOTA caldb; users of the UVOTA caldb should completely remove or delete the current UVOTA caldb (the 20051118 version) before untarring the update tar file.


2006 April 24

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data and the XRT.


2006 April 04

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data.


2006 Mar 17

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data.


2006 Feb 28

the HEXTE and PCA tar files have been re-created; the previous versions did not include the caldb.indx files needed for access.


2006 Feb 17

A draft update to OGIP/93-013, "Standard Strings for Mission, Instrument, Filter, Detector & Grating Names for OGIP FITS files" is available (pdf, html)


2006 Feb 14

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data.


2006 Feb 08

The document "How to Manage a Calibration Database" (cal/gen/92-015; pdf, html) has been updated to explicitly show how UDCIF is sensitive to the order of the CBD keywords when conflict checking.


2006 Jan 23

Cal/SW/2006-001, "Length Limits In Calibration Database Software and Files", has been updated.


2006 Jan 19

Cal/SW/2006-001, "Length Limits In Calibration Database Software and Files", has been released.


2006 Jan 17

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data.


2006 Jan 04

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the XRT.


2005 Dec 13

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the general spacecraft (SC) data.


2005 Dec 08

The document "How to Install a Calibration Database" (cal/gen/94-004; pdf, html) has been updated.


2005 Dec 01

The Swift CALDB has been updated for the XRT. Please see the Swift entry on the Supported Mission Page for more information


2005 Nov 28

The Swift CALDB has been updated for all instruments. Please see the Swift entry on the Supported Mission Page for more information


2005 Nov 28

The document "The Organization of the HEASARC CALDB" (cal/gen/93-006; pdf, html) has been updated to reflect the current state and organization of the HEASARC's CALDB. The previous version is still available.


2005 Nov 22

The document "The HEASARC Calibration Database (brief overview)" (cal/gen/91-001; pdf, html) has been updated to reflect the current state and organization of the HEASARC's CALDB. The previous version is still available.


2005 Nov 21

The document "How to Manage a Calibration Database" (cal/gen/92-015; pdf, html) has been re-written to provide caldb managers a better understanding of the workings of the udcif tool, and better understanding of how conflicts are identified and how they can be resolved. The previous version is still available.


2005 Oct 20

The spacecraft clock correction table used by Swift has been updated in the HEASARC CALDB.


2005 Oct 07

The Swift CALDB has been updated, for all instruments.


2005 Sep 08

The spacecraft clock correction table used by Swift has been updated in the HEASARC CALDB.


2005 Sep 01


2005 Aug 05

  • The Swift CALDB has been updated. See the Swift Caldb Page for the latest versions of the Swift Caldb. For installation instructions, see the Caldb Installation Page. If you don't want to hassle with the installation, you can remote access the Swift Caldb at the HEASARC.


2005 Aug 04


2005

  • Swift CALDB data continues to be updated. Please check the Swift CALDB page for more information.


2004 Nov 22

  • The caldb.config file has been updated for the release of the Swift CALDB data, along with the "setup" tar file caldb_setup_files.tar.Z If you're interested in analyzing Swift data, please replace your $CALDBCONFIG file with this updated version.

2004 Nov 20


2004 Nov 17


2004 Nov 11


2004 Nov 3

  • A new "Supported Missions" page has been created. This page gives a link to pages which summarize the individual "good" files contained in each caldb.indx file for each supported instrument.
  • Caldb index summary pages for each supported mission are now available. These pages list the unique "good" files contained in the caldb.indx files for each instrument.

2004 Oct 21

  • The document "The Calibration Requirements for Spectral Analysis" (CAL/GEN 92-002) has been updated to clarify that the order of extensions is not significant in the RMF and ARF FITS files.
  • A bug has been identified in the caltools task CMPRMF in which the LO_THRES keyword in the output file is not being updated in the current HEASOFT (5.3.1). This is being corrected.
  • The page which lists the supported missions/instruments has been updated.

2004 July 16


2004 June 16


2004 June 15


2004 May 21

  • The FTOOLS patch release 5.3.1 fixes a problem with the remote access of the CALDB. (This problem occurred because of security updates to the GSFC network.)

2000 Feb 29

  • HEASOFT 5.0 supports remote access of the HEASARC CALDB; users can access CALDB data files without having the CALDB installed locally. For more information see the CALDB remote access page.

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