Phase 2 Observing Preparation
On June 20th, 2012 a software upgrade has been performed on the central P2PP server in Garching, in preparation for the upcoming Phase 2 for observing period 90. Since that upgrade, it is no longer possible to check-in/out OBs using P2PP 3.2.1. Users of P2PP 2.13.1 remain unaffected by this change.
Users of P2PP 3.2.1 are kindly asked to upgrade to the new version (3.3.0). The new version is available on the usual download page. Please note that you can transfer your local cache from P2PP 3.2.1 to 3.3.0 so as not to lose the OBs you have prepared on your computer. See our installation page to learn how to proceed.
Phase 2 is the step when users of ESO's telescope facilities prepare for their observations. These preparations slightly differ for those who have been granted Service Mode observations versus observers who will travel to the telescope for their Visitor Mode observations. The backbone of all observations (with the exception of APEX, see APEX Service Mode Preparation) are the Observation Blocks (OBs) which one prepares with the Phase 2 Preparation Tool, or P2PP.
Help and instructions for Phase 2 preparations is offered by different teams, depending on the nature of the observations via web pages and email contact. Please choose one of the following links:
- Service Mode observations (VLT, VLTI, VISTA and VST), email contact: User Support Department
- Paranal Visitor Mode guidelines (VLT and VLTI), on-site info for visiting astronomers. Email contact: Paranal Science Operations
- La Silla Visitor Mode guidelines (NTT, 3.6m and 2.2m), on-site info for visiting astronomers. Email contact: La Silla Science Operations
- APEX Service Mode observations: APEX web site