Swift Calibration Files

This page contains a summary of the Swift Calibration files which are currently in the Swift Calibration Database (CALDB). For each instrument, each table links to the latest CALDB releases, from where individual files can be downloaded as well as the CALDB index file. The tables also link to the current CALDB tar files which users can install on their local machines. Note: The tar files for each of the instruments already include the Swift common calibration products.
Instructions for installing the CALDB for Swift or other missions are available from the CALDB Installation page. Note that the easiest way to access calibration data for Swift or other HEASARC-supported missions is via remote access.

Caldb access for Swift requires an updated version of the caldb.config file which is available at ftp://heasarc.gsfc.nasa.gov/caldb/software/tools .Please replace your current $CALDBCONFIG file with this updated version.


  • History of Swift CALDB releases

    Latest CALDB release date: 2013-12-11 MIS
    Latest CALDB versions : BAT (20090130), XRT (20140120), UVOT(20130118) and MIS(20131211)

    Latest release of the Swift clock offset to run "barycorr" : 20130715
    NOTE:
    - The XRT CALDB version 20110513 (or higher) requires the 3.8 version (or higher) of the Swift software released
    - The XRT CALDB version 20090407 (or higher) requires the 3.2 version (or higher) of the Swift software released
    - The XRT CALDB version 20080509 (or higher) requires the 2.9 version (or higher) of the Swift software released


    BAT Calibration Products

    Item Date Comments
    Current CalDB Release 2009-02-11 See release note
    Documentation 2009-02-11 Update documentation
    Retrieve TAR file 2009-02-11 Size 8.5 MB compressed

    XRT Calibration Products

    Item Date Comments
    Current CalDB Release 2014-02-04 teldef
    Documentation 2014-02-04 Update documentation
    Retrieve TAR file 2014-02-04 Size 208 MB compressed

    UVOT Calibration Products

    Item Date Comments
    Current CalDB Release 2013-01-18 See Release Note
    Documentation 2013-02-05 Update documentation
    Retrieve TAR file 2014-02-11 Size 357 MB compressed (includes Swift common products)

    Swift Common Calibration Products

    Item Date Comments
    Current CalDB Release 2013-12-11 See release note
    Documentation 2005-07-02  
    Retrieve TAR file 2013-12-11 Size 195 KB compressed


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