Suzaku Calibration Files

This page contains a summary of the Suzaku Calibration files which are currently in the Suzaku Calibration Database (CALDB). For each instrument, each table links to the latest CALDB release, from where individual files can be downloaded as well as the CALDB index file. The tables also link to the current CALDB tar files which users can install on their local machines.
Instructions for installing the CALDB for Suzaku or other missions are available from the CALDB Installation page.

Caldb access for Suzaku requires an updated version of the caldb.config file which is available at ftp://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/caldb/software/tools . Please replace your current $CALDBCONFIG file with this updated version.

Note: The XIS CALDB release 20110608 requires version 18 (HEAsoft 6.11) software release .

Note : Suzaku software currently support the automatic queries to CALDB only in some of the tasks. Therefore the full path and filename to CALDB files has to be explicitly given in the Suzaku software task parameters that require CALDB files.

Note: The tar files for the HXD, XIS and XRT already include the XRS CALDB file (the teldef) necessary to run some of the software tools. Also download the multimission calibration tar file since it is required to run xissimarfgen.

HXD Calibration Products

Item Date Comments
Current CalDB Release 2011-09-15 GSO gain update
Documentation 2011-09-15  
Retrieve TAR file 2011-09-15 Size 370 MB compressed

XIS Calibration Products

Item Date Comments
Current CalDB Release 2014-07-02 Updates XIS NXB, Gain and parameters for RMF
Documentation 2014-07-01 XIS gain file
Retrieve TAR file Part 1 cpf
Retrieve TAR file Part 2 bcf
Retrieve TAR file Part 3 index
2014-07-01 Total Size 1992 MB compressed

XRT mirror Calibration Products

Item Date Comments
Current CalDB Release 2011-06-30 PSF and Effective area files
Documentation 2008-06-02  
Retrieve TAR file 2011-06-30 Size 537 MB compressed

Latest news

  • Current CALDB : HXD (20110913), XIS (20140701) and XRT (20110630)
  • Latest CALDB update on 2014-07-02: XIS
  • Status of current calibration uncertainties

  • History of Suzaku CALDB releases

  • The pre-launch XRS calibration files are archived in CALDB and a TAR file is available. There will be no updates since the XRS is not longer operating.


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