Like the autumn leaves, light from epsilon Aurigae is dropping fast. I've been using a simple digital camera and recorded a fade to V ~ 3.35 this weekend (10/3/09). If you have been watching the show week to week, epsilon is clearly fainter than eta now, and on its way to being no brighter than zeta in a matter of week, if all keeps to schedule.
As Aurigae is rising by 10pm local time, you no longer need to catch it during pre-dawn hours to see the eclipse happening before your eyes. Catch those clear, cool nights of autumn and enjoy the spectacle!Read more