While observing NGC 2343 via EAA (C8f6.3 294mc 7x60s ) I noticed the presence of quite a few orange stars, but one in particular caught my eye as it was so reddish.
Digging into Stellarium didn't really help, but using SkyTools 3 I think i have identified the star as the suspected variable NSV 17351. However ST3 shows the variability as 2.6 to 3.8 and this star is well below that magnitude, and there lies the mystery. Now I'm not into variable stars or photometry (but would like to be) but doing a quick comparison to a field star TYC 05385-0309 1 which is 12.49mag, its darn close to that magnitude.
So any additional information on this would be greatly appreciated. Perhaps the mag range in ST3 is just wrong, thus asking the experts here for any insight.
The screen grab below shows ST3 on the left with the star highlighted, and the one on the right is a zoomed in view from my EAA session and that star is the obvious red one.