The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory

July 5, 2007 - New Release of the Swift Software and Calibration Data is Available for Download

 Software :

  The Swift software (version 2.7) has been released as part of the 
HEAsoft version 6.3 and can be downloaded from: 

  The changes in the Swift software and related packages are listed in 
the HEAsoft Release Notes 6.3 at:

WARNING: The "method=CURVEOFGROWTH" for the Swift/UVOT tool"uvotsource" 
         contains a bug and should not be used. Users should only use 
         method=APERTURE until this bug is fixed. 
         See the release notes for more information.

  Both source and binary distributions are available for all supported 
platforms. These are listed at: 

  For detailed installation information, see the install document, 
available online   (or in each distribution) at: 

  Please report any Swift software problem via: 

and select Swift under "Choose a mailing list"


 The software is released with updates of the calibration data for all 
instruments  BAT (20070522), XRT (20070531), UVOT(20070522) and the Swift 
common calibration  files MIS(20070627)].

 The list of updates are available in the release notes at: 

 The Swift CALDB can be downloaded via the Web at or via anonymous ftp  
to be installed on the user's machine or local network, or can be 
accessed remotely.


 There is one tar file for each instrument (BAT, XRT and UVOT) and one 
for miscellaneous  common Swift calibration files (MIS). The contents of 
the latter (MIS) have been already  included in the CALDB tar files for 
each instrument, therefore is not necessary to  download the MIS tar file 

 The CALDB tar files are available from the CALDB Swift Web page at : 

or via anonymous ftp at:
 The CALDB installation procedure is available at: 


 It is also possible to access the CALDB remotely without the need to 
download and install locally this database. The instructions to set up the remote CALDB 
access are available from: 

*** HELP

 Please report any problems with the installation procedure to: 

 and select CALDB under "Choose a mailing list"