Recent Changes/News

General News

  • Preparation of the observations for Period 90 on all VLT, VLTI, VISTA and VST instruments must be made with P2PP version 3 (P2PP3). For service mode observations the P2PP3 offers the possibility to encode the observing strategy using so-called scheduling containers. Observation preparation for La Silla telescopes must be done using version 2.13.1 of P2PP.
  • Starting with Phase 2 prearation for Period 90 with P2PP 3.3.0 it is now possible for a PI of an observing run to allow another user to create the OBs, READMEs, etc. using their own User Portal account. Learn more about this new feature on our dedicated P2PP page.

Observatory News

Please have a look at the latest news and events of the La Silla Paranal Observatory. This page covers some important telescope and instruments news from the  various ESO sites.


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