A planned IT Maintenance and Release Window is scheduled between

Saturday, 11 February 2023 at 08:00 CET/04:00 CLST and Sunday, 12 February 2023 at 24:00 CET/20:00 CLST.

From 08:00 CET/04:00 CLST on Saturday, all ESO IT services including ERP, Email, Database Management Systems,
the Scientific Archive, the User Portal, and Internet connectivity on all ESO sites, could be subject to intermittent outages
due to configuration changes in the computer rooms.
Full services won't be guaranteed before Monday, 13 February 2023.  We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

General Phase 2 Documentation

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


P2 tutorials are available for a number of instruments. Please select an instrument from the instrument drop-down menu on the right. A dedicated test environment is available for p2 at http://www.eso.org/p2demo 

Also available are some general general tutorials on the use of scheduling containers, on the attachment of finding charts, on filling out the README, and on finalizing the overall Phase 2 submission.

Please be informed that a set of template OBs are available in the p2demo. Under each Observing Run you will able to access to the Instrument’s specific Tutorial folder, where we have stored some example OBs designed for different modes and observing strategy. Please fell free to copy and paste these OBs into your working folder. The template OBs can be also exported via the import/export function. Please do not change the content of the Tutorial folders.

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