IXPE Calibration Files

This page contains a summary of the IXPE Calibration files which are currently in the Calibration Database (CALDB). The table links to the latest CALDB tar file and users can download it to install the IXPE CALDB locally.

Instructions for installing the CALDB for IXPE or other missions are available from the CALDB Installation page. The easiest way to access calibration data for IXPE or other HEASARC-supported missions is via remote access, which allows direct access the current HEASARC CALDB without having to install any calibration data locally.

Caldb access for IXPE requires the latest version of the caldb.config file (updated 20220314 or later) which is available at https://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/FTP/caldb/software/tools. Please replace your current $CALDBCONFIG file with this updated version.

Latest IXPE CalibrationVersionRelease Date Tar file
IXPE XRT 20221021 2022-11-17 CALDB tar file
IXPE GPD 20221020 2022-11-17 CALDB tar file

HISTORY of IXPE CALDB releases

Latest News

  • 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 HEASARC caldb remotely.
  • A New Slant on Cas A (17 Nov 2022)
    IXPE image of magnetic fields in Cas A hits the HEASARC Picture of the Week
  • IXPE archive is open! (14 Mar 2022)
    The HEASARC has opened the IXPE data archive. Currently, Cas A and Cen X-3 datasets are available.
  • IXPE first light image of Cas A! (14 Feb 2022)
    IXPE has released its first light image of supernova remnant Cassiopeia A using data taken in January.
  • IXPE begins science operations. (13 Jan 2022)
    IXPE begins science operations with an observation of the supernova remnant Cassiopeia A.