VStar data visualization tool
An easy-to-use variable star data analysis tool called VStar is being developed as part of the Citizen Sky project. This is a free and open source computer program that can be used to plot observations and visualize changes in the brightness of a star. Below is a sample image generated by an early version of VStar showing epsilon Aurigae during the last eclipse.
David Benn has done a great deal of work creating the VStar software. He gave a presentation about the current status and the plans for the future at the workshop in Chicago. During the next few days and weeks we will post detailed instructions on how to obtain and use it. Even though it is a work in progress, it would be helpful at this stage to hear some feedback from people who have tried it. We will use the forums here to provide updates, answer questions and discuss the software. For now, you can visit the project website to learn more about VStar.