General Phase 2 Documentation
For a successful service mode run it is absolutely essential that all users read the following documentation.
- Service Mode rules
- The Service Mode policies
- The Instrument User Manual and Template Manual (see table here)
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 a sample of OBs designed for different modes and observing strategy. Please fell free to copy and paste this OBs into your working folder. The template OBs can be also exported via the import/export function. Please do not add change the content of the Tutorial folders.
Additional documentation for VIRCAM
- VISTA/VIRCAM User's Manual (including the template description)
- Summary of the p2 tool
- SADT Cookbook: ESO manual for SADT
In addition to manuals, there are video tutorials which show examples how to prepare VIRCAM OBs: