Very interesting campaign, which could be abbreviated as VV CEC 2017-19.
For this year observation highlights are the first contact, expected around August 4th and the second contact around October 27th. For the period July/August/September the constellation will be well placed to do HR (R>10.000) spectroscopy. So I could already do some preliminary tests to check the baseline behaviour with a LHIRES and also a SQUES echelle spectrograph. Currently we are in the middle of garden/observatory renovations, so I hope my observatory will be fully operational again in the first part of May.
I wondered if there is (or will be) a video animation/computer simulation available to show the movements of both components of VV Cephei together with an impression of the movements of the accretion disk based on the actual knowledge?