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: 2016-07-16 MIS XRT
    Latest CALDB versions : BAT (20090130), XRT (20160609), UVOT(20160321) and MIS(20160706)

    Latest release of the Swift clock offset to run "barycorr" : 20160706


    BAT Calibration Products

    Item Date Comments
    Current CalDB Release 2009-02-11 See release note
    Documentation 2009-02-11 Update documentation
    Retrieve TAR file 2016-03-28 Size 8.5 MB compressed

    XRT Calibration Products

    Item Date Comments
    Current CalDB Release 2016-07-16 Update teldef and gain files
    Documentation 2016-07-16 Update documentation
    Retrieve TAR file 2016-07-16 Size 208 MB compressed

    UVOT Calibration Products

    Item Date Comments
    Current CalDB Release 2016-03-21 See Fix index file
    Documentation 2015-07-31 Update documentation
    Retrieve TAR file 2016-04-17 Size 357 MB compressed

    Swift Common Calibration Products

    Item Date Comments
    Current CalDB Release 2016-07-16 See release note
    Documentation 2005-07-02  
    Retrieve TAR file 2016-07-16 Size 195 KB compressed


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