It is a real privilege to share my deep admiration for carbon stars here on Cloudy Nights.
My very first carbon was T Lyrae way back in December 2000.
My second was one of the very brightest in the entire sky: TX or 19 Piscium.
(Give me TX any day)
Clear skies from Aubrey.
I remember observing TX Piscium in a 20" refl. It was a beautiful Pumpkin Orange.