These are a series of images of the celestial phenomenon which has been named Caroline’s Star. These images have been taken over the course of almost two weeks from the first appearance of the star. All images have been taken from the system of Vaajaita in Lonetrek.
26th November, 21h30.
This is the first appearance of the star. At this point it is brighter than the background stars, but dimmer than several of the near-by stars.
If we compare it with the star just above it, they are almost the same brightness.
27th November, 06h40
Just over 9 hours after the first image, the star is now as bright as the brightest stars in the field. This is a very abrupt brightening, I would estimate it is twice as bright as in the previous image
27 November, 19h20
Now brighter than any other star in the field. It’s worth noting that until this point the brightening of the star is uniform. The center grows brighter and the vertical and horizontal bars grow in length and brightness.
29 November, 12h00
Unfortunately no image was taken on the 28th.
The center of the star has increased sharply in brightness, washing out the horizontal bar. The vertical bar has not grown in length or brightness.
This leads to the question of whether we are looking at one phenomenon or two? Are the center and the bright vertical and horizontal bars the same object, or two different but closely related objects?
30 November, 12h05
The central flare, so prominent in the previous image, has started to fade and the vertical bar is growing again. The horizontal bar is still not visible through the central flare.
1 December, 17h30
The flare-up of the central portion of the star has faded and the star is back to the same proportions as when it first appeared, although it is now several times brighter than the brightest star in the field.
2 December, 07h15
Still brightening, though not as rapidly as before.
2 December, 17h15
Very slightly brighter than the previous image. The vertical bar is longer.
4 December, 18h45
No image taken on the 3rd due to power failures.
The star is brighter still, this appears to be the brightest it reaches. Also of interest are the small diagonal bars which are just about visible
5 December, 20h50
Appears to be very, very, very slightly dimmer than the previous day
6 December, 16h25
Very slightly dimmer than the previous day. Vertical bar is same length as it was at its brightest
7 December, 111h30
Center still fading slowly.
December 7th, 22h15
Still fading, although it appears that the central portion is fading faster than the vertical bar.
December 8th, 20h50
Slight reduction in height of the vertical bar, center appears unchanged.
December 9th 06h20
Center fading slowly, vertical bar shorter. The diagonal bars have faded.