April 2013

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Increasing Rate of Observations

The first CCD observations of a variable star started on September 13, 2010, and only 13 observations were made over the balance of the year. After getting familiar with technique and methods, it was not long before observations began to increase year-over-year. By the end of Q1 2013, observations were more than the previous three years combined. At that rate, and as new projects were initiated, 6,929 observations were made in 2013. The goal of 10,000 observations by 2014 was achieved. The goal of 50,000 observations was achieved in September 2016.