VPhot Source Code or Contributing

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Fri, 02/11/2022 - 21:00

I realize that VPhot is only for members to use, but is it a closed source project? It appears to be written in asp.net web forms. I've got about 10 years of asp.net development experience. Just curious if there's a group that collaborates on the project and if I could help out? I've noticed there's quite a few features that would be nice for DSLR observers to be able to use it for their photometry that are not there. 

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
VPhot programming

Greetings Matthew,

At present I am the only one maintaining the code and environment of VPhot. Ken Menzies acts as manager/tester/trainer for VPhot, but its just me right now pushing code. A couple years ago we tried to build a team and had 5 people involved. But I'm not enough of a manager to orchestrate a team like that and it petered out.

If you are interested then let's start a conversation. Contact me a gsilvis@aavso.org and let's talk code and infrastructure and how you could fit into the process.

And thanks for the offer!