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Thread: Betelgeuse Fainting

  1. #151
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    I just now looked and it definitely appears to be back to its old self. I estimated about 0.9 and then looked at the latest AAVSO plot, and we are in good agreement.

    https://www.aavso.org/lcg/plot?auid=...&bband=on&v=on

    So much for the media horsefeathers about speculation that it was about to blow.

  2. #152
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    Betelgeuse seems to be rising at the same rate that it fainted.
    If this will remain the maximum rate of increasing luminosity, it is reliable to expect Betelgeuse reaching a maximum visual magnitude of 0.4 at the end the present rising phase.
    http://www.astronomerstelegram.org/?read=13601
    I was kinda hoping that if we didn't see a Supernova, maybe we would get a big bounce as it came out of minimum.

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    Smile

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    It was just sheltering in place before it was fashionable.
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