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

  • MAXI CALDB installed at the HEASARC (25 Sep 2018)
    The 20180912 version of the MAXI CALDB is now installed and available at the HEASARC. This is the first official release of the MAXI Calibration Database. MAXI CALDB Users will need to update their $CALDBCONFIG to the latest version (caldb.config.20180925)
  • caldb.config file updated (25 Sep 2018)
    The 20180925 version of the caldb.config file is now available at the HEASARC. Users should update their $CALDBCONFIG files with this update to have access to MAXI calibration data
  • Chandra CALDB 4.8.0 installed at the HEASARC (14 Sep 2018)
    CalDB 4.8.0 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.8.0 was released by the CXC on June 28, 2018...
  • Swift CALDB Data updated (14 Sep 2018)
    The Swift SC clock correction has been updated (CALDB update version 20180911).
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    Page author: Michael F. Corcoran
    Last updated: Friday, 18-Aug-2017 07:32:44 EDT.

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