KIC 8462852 and the really deep dips
|Fig 1: Dip 9 at d848|
Dip 10 and 11
Dip 12In the case of dip 12a we have no information for the dimming part, due to some measurement errors.
|Fig 2: Dip 12a at d1126|
|Fig 3: Dip 12b at d1143|
|Fig 4: Dip 12b with manually interpretation of the shape|
|Fig 5: Dip 12c at d1151 lasts about one day|
|Fig 6: Dip 13 at d1205 a very symmetric shape|
|Fig 7: Dip at d1205 with a projection of the mirror of the image.|
Period 14 and 15
|Fig 8: Dip at d1433, amplitude in the range of typical fluctuations due to sunspots(?).|
Period 16 and 17
|Fig 9: a 95 day period with more or less symetric deep dips, source gdsacco |
|Fig 10: The left large dip at day 1519 seems to be a double dip|
|Fig 11: The elements of dip group around d1519.|
Now look into the second big dip:
|Fig 11: The right dip at day 1568 has a single full dip.|
|Fig 12: The elements of the dip group around d1568.|
Conclusions so far
- The different dips seem not to be from the same family of natural events, of whatever type they are.
- Interestingly, most of the dips have an internal structure. Only very weak dips don't show a visible structure, but this is a effect of noise, we are not able to see them.
- Most events have a similar choreographic structure, they start with small events and the biggest dip is at the end of the event, a little like in a firework (:-).
- There are at least two events d1205 and d1540 (and d359 a little) that show an astonishing symmetric structure, that is hard to be explained by accident, like comets coming with the right timing. Although there might exist natural explanations like ring systems around a planet, which could lead to such a flux variation.
- The strangest of all dips is d792, it seems not to be the product of a multi event. My best guess is, that something pointing away from the star, like a column of smoke, is the cause. This is implied by the tangent function and the exponential function, that fits very well (see first part). If the "smoke" is a little bend to one side, even the asymmetric structure can be plausible explained.
- The reason of the smoke column could be a internal event of the star, similar to a solar flare, but millions of miles high and cooling down. The artificial star lifting should be included into the discussion.
- All events seem to happen within a time frame of less than 10 days and last at least five days. This tight time frame is another strange independent element of the KIC 8462852 story.