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Missing Star (?) near V Lyr

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I recently measured V Lyr and noticed what appears to be a missing star, 3UC 240-15811. The nearby comparison star I am using is AID 000-BCF-469 Label 137. I can get down to about 16th mag and should be able to see 3UC 240-15811 which is rated at 13.69. Other may wish to have a look.
Robin Riordan RROA

UCAC3 240-158111
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Other catalogs list this as a 17th mag object.  It doesn't look red enough for a flare star.  This may be a glitch in UCAC3.

Patrick

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Thanks for the reply Patrick.

On the AAVSO star chart for V Lyr there is a star plotted near Label 13.7 that appears to have a magnitude  of about 13.5.

This is a clip of the V Lyr chart. V Lyr is the variable star. The line points to the suspect star.

This is my image

  Could  the AAVSO chart be wrong?

AAVSO 49 Bay State Rd. Cambridge, MA 02138 aavso@aavso.org 617-354-0484