The Neil Gehrels Swift Observatory

October 1, 2010

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

 Software :

  The Swift software (version 3.7) has been released as part of the 
  HEAsoft version 6.10 and can be downloaded from: 

  The changes in the Swift software and related packages are listed in the 
  HEAsoft Release Notes 6.10 at: 

  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"


 New calibration files have been released for the XRT and UVOT. 
 The latest calibration versions are :
  XRT (20100802), UVOT(20100930) and MIS(20100930)
  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 


 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"