One of my new year resolutions was to do some variable star observations. I've been keeping track of the fainting of Betelgeuse for the last couple of months so it made sense to start with that. I submitted an estimate made last night to the AAVSO. My data point (the little orange cross on the right) is now part of the light-curve!
I had the star at magnitude +1.5. I'm looking forward to bagging some less well known and telescopic variables in the coming weeks.