What a difference a week can make!
Seems like epsilon Aurigae has decided to take the plunge this week, dropping to an estimated 3.14 mag visual as of Friday morning 9/11/09 Denver time - down by nearly 0.1 mag in just under a week. Fast phase may have arrived early - keep watching!
Robin LEadbeater has posted an excellent summary of his spectroscopic monitoring in the form of a poster presented at a recent BAA meeting:
Check it out!