Here is another carbon star I observed on 24th December 2019.
NQ Cassiopeiae I would currently describe as a rich deep orange star.
That in my judgement makes it a superb carbon star.
I used magnifications 40X, 112X, 140X and 167X.
Its magnitude varies from +9.2 down to 11.5.
On Christmas Eve I estimated it at 9.5.
And I have quoted that mag on www.aavso.org
It's my 77th observed carbon star since December 2001.
Check it out as a Christmas gift for yourselves!
Kind regards from Aubrey.