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

  • First release of the NICER XTI CALDB (18 Aug 2017)
    The first release of the NICER XTI caldb is now available from the HEASARC (CALDB update version 20170814). Please make sure you're using the most recent version of the caldb.config file in order to access the NICER XTI CALDB data.
  • Chandra CALDB 4.7.5.1 installed at the HEASARC (21 Jul 2017)
    CalDB 4.7.5.1 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.7.5.1 was released by the CXC on July 20, 2017...
  • NuSTAR CALDB Update (21 Jul 2017)
    The NuSTAR CALibration DataBase was updated on July 21, 2017 (CALDB version 20170720). This updates the NuSTAR clock correction file to version 73, valid through 2017-07-20.
  • Swift CALDB Data updated (30 Jun 2017)
    A new Swift clock correction file has been added to the Swift SC Caldb (CALDB update version 20170629).
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    Page author: Michael F. Corcoran
    Last updated: Friday, 18-Aug-2017 07:32:44 EDT.

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