The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory

April 7, 2009

New release of the Swift software and calibration data is available for download.

 Software :

  The Swift software (version 3.2) has been released as part of the
  HEAsoft version 6.6.2 and can be downloaded from:

  The changes in the Swift software and related packages are listed
  in the HEAsoft Release Notes 6.6.2 at:

  Also see the Swift GOF web pages at :
  Both source and binary distributions are available for all the
  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 the 
 XRT (20090407) and the Swift common calibration files MIS(20090331).

 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 separately.

 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"