RCB Activity: Will The Real RZ Normae Please Stand Up
Hi To All
Just like to draw your attention to RZ Normae : This RCB star, although still 4 to 5 magnitudes below max, is apparently beginning to recover from an even fainter level observed in late May 2013 (16.2V). Unfortunately, a wide field image I was able to secure on March 25th of this year is, although quite deep, pretty useless due to the presence of the close 13th mag companion (see note in VSX).
The minimum in VSX is listed as <14.2V. The database (I've only looked at the obs from 2000 to the present so far) shows very few positives below the magnitude given for the close companion. Would some of you like to weigh in on this one ?
Very best regards to all,