General Phase 2 Documentation

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

P2PP User Manual

Current Version: v2.13.1  valid for U1, UT3, UT4, VLTI and La Silla instruments in Period 89.

The P2PP User Manual is available for download (with figures; PDF file). It gives a general description of how to create Observation Blocks (OBs).

P2PP version 3 User Manual

Current Version: v3.2  valid for VISTA, VST, and UT2 instruments in Period 89.

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).

Reference Guide on the Import/Export procedure

Should you need it, see the P2PP User Manual or the P2PP version 3 User Manual for a detailed description on the usage of the Import/Export mechanism.

Tutorials

P2PP tutorials (username: 52052, password: tutorial) are available for a number of instruments. Please select an instrument from the instrument drop-down menu on the right.

Also available are:

Additional documentation for VIRCAM

VIRCAM Manuals

The observation blocks for VIRCAM have to be created with the new P2PP version 3 (P2PP3) tool and the supporting Survey Area Definition Tool (SADT). The documentation on VIRCAM and those tools can be found here:

VIRCAM Tutorials

In addition to manuals, there are video tutorials which show examples how to prepare VIRCAM OBs:

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