Lately I'm observing carbon stars and I stumbled about this exotic object from a list of carbon stars by C. Buil. It is originally mentioned in the study: STEPHENSON C.B., New carbon stars found in a hemispheric survey, Astron. J., 90, 784-786 (1985). This object is cataloged by Simbad as C*2801 with Bmag: 16.3, Vmag: 8.3. It can be found on images of the DSS as a bright object (brighter than HD 338995, see below). Since then this object must have lost magnitude. It is cataloged as GSC2.3 N2F7000066 (2006) with Bmag: 16.23, Vmag: 11.6.
I looked it up in the sky on Sunday with a 10"-reflector but could only find the neighboring star HD 338995, Vmag:10.63. Question: Is anything more known about this object? Has it been observed over a longer time? Is it worth observing?
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