I just thought to give a quick report that I observed another carbon star within Cassiopeia.
ST Cassiopeiae has a decent orange tinge and is between 1500 and 2100 light years from Earth.
Its spectral class is N3.
It has not changed in magnitude for a few years, and I agree with the observer on www.aavso.org that it is of magnitude +9.1.
There are plenty of field stars to guide anyone to locate ST Cas.
I found its orangeness increases as I go up from 40X through to 167X with my William Optics 158 mm f/7 apochromatic refractor.
It gave me no trouble to find it using the nice wide optical double star Schedar (Alpha Cassiopeiae) as the starting point on Tuesday 26th November 2019 about 2 hours after sunset.
ST Cassiopeiae is my 74th observed carbon star.
Thank you for reading.
Comments are always welcome.
Edited by flt158, 27 November 2019 - 06:57 PM.