October 17, 2017: BRITE-Constellation (http://www.brite-constellation.at), a network of nano-satellites, is currently taking photometric observations of the Taurus field (full target list and field specifications given http://brite.craq-astro.ca/doku.php?id=taui). Within this field is CE Tau, a red supergiant with significant (0.5 mag) variations over timescales of months. Dr.
January 31, 2017 : The BRIght Target Explorer-Constellation (BRITE-Constellation) satellite suite is obtaining high-precision photometry of selected very bright (mv < 4) stars. Its purpose is to investigate the "stellar structure and evolution of the brightest stars in the sky and their interaction with the local environment." The AAVSO is part of the BRITE-Constellation Ground Based Observations Team (GBOT), supporting cutting-edge science from the BRITE-Constellation satellites and coordinating with BRITE-Constellation scientist Dr.