Alert Notice 408: Deep fading event in the cataclysmic variable TT Arietis
The VY Sculptoris-class cataclysmic variable TT Ari has begun its first large decline since its deep minimum of 1982-1985. Observations of TT Ari are urgently requested. The 1982-1985 event reached a minimum of m(vis)=15.5, where it remained for approximately 3.5 years. Observers are asked to closely follow TT Ari through its current decline, and to continue monitoring TT Ari if and when it reaches a stable minimum.