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Variable star rcrb in binocs

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Howard davies's picture
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Variable star rcrb in binocs

On July 1st 2014 rcrb was not visible in 20 cm sct.But now it,s easily visible in 10 x50 binocs. Last night 26 th March estimated mag was 7.2.

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R CrB

Yes Howard it's 'nearly' back after 8 years below maximum brightness.  It currently seems to be stuck around the mid-7's, with perhaps a suggestion of a very slight fading trend.  Perhaps this year we will see it back at it's maximum brightness, but I wouldn't bet on it!

Gary