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Recent observations by Mauerhan et al. have shown the unprecedented transition of the previously identified luminous blue variable (and supernova impostor) SN 2009ip to a real Type IIn supernova (SN) explosion. We present high-cadence optical imaging of SN 2009ip obtained between 2012 UT Sep. 23.6 and Oct. 9.6, using 0.3-0.4 meter aperture telescopes from the Coral Towers Observatory in Cairns, Australia. The light curves show well-defined phases, including very rapid brightening early on (0.5doi:10.1088/2041-8205/763/2/l27 fatcat:wj7ynrqqivdejbvpsaqnytdr6a