I got puzzled by the 1200 degrees or so change in the temperature while other sources were giving only about 700...till I finally realized it was in fahrenheit degrees...
But then, something else caught my eye
The star is visible from Earth near the Big Dipper. On Feb. 14, HD80606b will travel between the Earth and its star. There's a 15 percent chance that amateur astronomers using small telescopes could see it swing by, obscuring a tiny part of the star, Laughlin said.
That's cool...but don't know if it's really possible. And what to expect to see in a small amateur telescope?
EDIT: I know you can't really see the planet! That's impossible!
It will be like a slight drop in the stars light (at least I guess so).