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:

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

  • NuSTAR CALDB Update (19 Apr 2018)
    The NuSTAR CALibration DataBase was updated on April 19, 2018 (CALDB version 20180419). This updates the NuSTAR clock correction file to version 80, valid through 2018-04-19.
  • NICER XTI CALDB Updated to Version 20180417 (18 Apr 2018)
    The NICER XTI caldb has been updated to version 20180417. 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 4.7.8 installed at the HEASARC (22 Mar 2018)
    CalDB 4.7.8 is now installed and available at the HEASARC. Chandra 4.7.8 was released by the CXC on March 19, 2018...
  • Swift CALDB UVOTA index file updated (22 Mar 2018)
    caldb index file for version 20170922 had an incorrect value of the CALDBVER keyword. This keyword value has been corrected to CALDBVER = '20170922'.
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    Page author: Michael F. Corcoran
    Last updated: Friday, 18-Aug-2017 07:32:44 EDT.

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