Posted 29 September 2012 - 04:27 PM
I don't know much about this star really, never observed it before. I had to look it up on a chart to see what it was called. I looked it up at AAVSO to find it's light curve and spectrum--N3 and just under 400d, mag 7.5 - 11 or so.
It seems to be in a brighter part of it's cycle right now. Definitely worth a look.
Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:27 AM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 11:23 AM
Posted 30 September 2012 - 04:35 PM
I checked a few other places and the magnitude range varies with the reference material. Burnhams is different from HNSKY software, etc., both vary from AAVSO some.
Magnitude estimates of carbon stars can be tricky visually, but the next clear night I get I will give it a go.