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Bright Star Monitor Stations

When epsilon Aurigae became an interesting target in 2008, it was pretty obvious that none of the telescopes that the AAVSO had access to was capable of obtaining photometry on such a bright object. We also realized that this was not an isolated case; there are hundreds of bright variables that are being overlooked by professionals and amateurs alike. Every current survey saturates on the bright stars. The one survey that came closest was the All-Sky Automated Survey (ASAS), which has not released any new public data since 2009.

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