General Phase 2 Documentation

For a successful service mode run it is absolutely essential that all users (including p2 AND P2PPv3 users) read the following documentation.

P2PP version 3 User Manual (Issue 8, 16 January 2017)

For p2 & P2PP v3.4.0 and above: valid for Service Mode observation preparation 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 check-in/out OBs from the Repository for revision.

Additional documentation for NACO

NACO User Manual

The NACO User Manual gives an overview of the NACO instrument and its operating modes and overheads, appropriate for proposal and observation preparation. The User Manual contains as well all details regarding the available templates.

NACO Calibration Plan Document

The NACO Calibration Plan document provides details of the calibrations performedfor the NACO instrument.

NACO P2PP Tutorial

A NACO P2PP Tutorial has been prepared to guide you through the preparation of successful Observation Blocks (OBs).

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