The HEASARC Calibration Database

Caldb manager: Dr. M. F. Corcoran

The HEASARC's calibration database (CALDB) system stores and indexes datasets associated with the calibration of high energy astronomical instrumentation. The system can be accessed by users and software alike to determine which calibration datasets are available, and which should be used for data reduction and analysis. (Read more...)

User Information

CALDB Location: https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/caldb

Supported Missions

    Missions and Instruments which use the HEASARC CALDB

Download and Installation Instructions

    Get your own copy of the CALDB for any supported mission

Remote Access to the HEASARC CALDB

    The easiest way to access calibration data from the HEASARC

CALDB Documentation Library

    CALDB file format definitions, user guides and more. For quick reference, a table listing the CALDB Header Keywords, with brief definitions, is available.

Cross-Calibration Information

    This page contains documents regarding efforts at cross-calibration of X-ray and Gamma-ray instruments.

CALDB Software

    Find out what HEASOFT software interacts with the CALDB.

Installing, Managing or Creating your own CALDB

    Download the HEASARC CALDB and update it, or make your own CALDB

CALDB Personnel

    Who's who at the CALDB (and who was who)

Need Help?

CALDB Mirror

The International Astronomical Consortium for High Energy Calibration

    The IACHEC aims to provide standards for high energy calibration and supervise cross calibration between different missions
Latest News

  • Chandra CALDB 4.10.2 installed at the HEASARC (18 Nov 2022)
    The Chandra CalDB 4.10.2 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.10.2 was released by the CXC on November 15, 2022.
  • IXPE Caldb Updated (17 Nov 2022)
    The IXPE Caldb has been updated for the XRT (version 20221021) and the GPD (version 20221020). Downloads are available from the IXPE Calibration page. Users can also access the IXPE caldb at the HEASARC remotely.
  • NuSTAR Caldb Update (15 Nov 2022)
    The NuSTAR FPM caldb has been updated to version 20221115. This release includes a new clock correction file, v149. Please see the release notes for more details.
  • Swift SC CALDB updated (02 Nov 2022)
    The Swift SC caldb has been updated to version 20221102 ...
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    Page author: Michael F. Corcoran
    Last updated: Tuesday, 08-Feb-2022 10:49:29 EST.
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