Dip update 82/n
[Orig: Sept 13-14, 2017]
Here is the update on the past two nights of data.
Two nights ago, the TFN measurement showed the star continuing to recover from the dip. However,
when OGG started observing it (remember OGG is halfway around the world from TFN, so its observation window is ~12 hours after TFNs) it looked like it was dropping again!
Last night, the winds were too high at TFN to open the domes for observing, so there is only OGG to report. This observation shows that we are back to almost normal brightness, meaning that the drop the previous night lasted less than a days time (as a reminder for those of us that are somewhat spoiled by recent dips that last a week or longer, a day long event is still quite extraordinary!).
In other related news, the polls are open for the Kickstarter backers to vote on what we will call this dip, and we will announce the winner on Sunday September 17.
All the best,
~Tabby and team
PS: These observations are happening because of the wonderful backers of our 2016 Kickstarter project. The Kickstarter campaign has ended, but we are still accepting donations to purchase additional observing time on the LCO 0.4m network. Thanks in advance for your support!