Important: Due to planned ESO IT maintenance, you might experience disruption of services between Saturday 25 October 2014 at 08:00 CEST/03:00 CLST and Sunday 26 October 2014 at 24:00 CET/20:00 CLST. You may not be able to access the User Portal, P2PP server, and other online services during this period. All services will become available by Monday 27 October 2014.

We apologize for the inconvenience caused.

General Phase 2 Documentation

For a successful service mode run it is absolutely essential that all users read the following documentation.

P2PP version 3 User Manual (Issue 7, 19 December 2013)

For P2PP v3.4.0 and above: valid for VISTA, VST, VLT and VLTI instruments.

The P2PP version 3 User Manual is available for download (with figures; PDF file). It gives a general description of how to create Observation Blocks (OBs), and contains detailed description of P2PP3 and its capabilities.


P2PP tutorials are available for a number of instruments. Please select an instrument from the instrument drop-down menu on the right. A dedicated test account is available for P2PP; run the tool and login with the following credentials: username= 52052, password= tutorial

Also available are some general text and video tutorials on the use of scheduling containers, on the attachment of finding charts, on filling and submitting the README, on checkin-out OBs from the Repository for revision.

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