The P2PP version 3 Tool - Documentation

P2PP 3.3.1 - Bugfix release: on July 23rd, 2012 we released P2PP 3.3.1. This is a bugfix release affecting only the preparation of OBs having a sidereal time constraint spanning over 00:00. If you do not need to impose such a constraint for your OBs and you have already started to prepare your Phase 2 material with P2PP 3.3.0 you need not upgrade. Otherwise please download the new version of the P2PP client.

NEW in P2PP3: Starting with Phase 2 preparation 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 by delegating Phase 2 preparation permission to them. This means that there is no longer a need for the PI to reveal their User Portal login credentials to anyone for this purpose.
The delegate need not be a Co-I on the proposal, but must be a registered User Portal user. Note that unlike Data Access Delegation (with which a PI can delegate data access to multiple User Portal users) Phase 2 Delegation can only be granted to one person per observing run at a time. A different person can be chosen as the delegate for different runs of the same programme. Delegating Phase 2 does not remove Phase 2 access permissions from the PI him/herself. Thus, PIs who use Phase 2 delegation are kindly asked to coordinate Phase 2 preparation between themselves and their delegate. Delegation can be viewed and administered though the Access Control ESO web page.
Once a user has been granted Phase 2 permissions for a run they will see the run in P2PP (with a small green check mark distinguishing it as a delegated run) after logging in with their own credentials.

P2PP version 3 User Manual

Current Version: v5 (30 July 2012)

The P2PP version 3 User Manual is available for download (with figures; PDF file).

P2PP version 3 Tutorials

The following tutorials describe general overview of the P2PP version 3, how to prepare template scheduling container structures within P2PP3 (using as example VIRCAM, SINFONI, NACO, HAWK-I instruments), how to attach finding charts and README, and finally how to retrieve OBs and scheduling containers for modification.

  • General overview of P2PP version 3
  • How to prepare OBs and GROUP scheduling containers: video or text version
  • How to prepare OBs and CONCATENATION scheduling containers: text version
  • How to prepare OBs and TIME-LINK scheduling containers: video or text version
  • How to attach finding charts, edit and submit README file, and submit final set of OBs and containers: video or text version
  • Detailed guidelines for the README file content: text tutorial
  • How to retrieve OBs (check-out) from the Repository for revision: video or text version

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This page is specific to VLT, VLTI, VST, and VISTA telescopes.