Jacob Fausett

I am using the Great Basin Observatories (GBO) .7 meter telescope to study what BBC calls, "The most mysterious star in the galaxy."  Tabby's star has become famous over the past couple of years as astronomers try to figure out what is causing the star to dim large amounts without any discernible frequency.  My research involves performing nightly observations of Tabby's star and analyze its intensity to create a light curve that can be used to discover any patterns. When a dip in brightness occurs, extended observations through a variety of filters will allow us to learn a great deal about the nature of what might be orbiting this very strange star.  The GBO data for this work will also be contributed as part of a world-wide collaboration, involving hundreds of professional and amateur astronomers.

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