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Variable Stars South (VSS)
Thu, 07/28/2016 - 10:26

The RCB star WX CrA is fading. See LCG.

Alan.

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American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
WX CrA fading

Alan, thankyou for your notification. Looking back 7000d (1997) I see only 1 vis obs below the 15.0 line (around the year 2000). As we've seen with a number of other RCBs, a full blown fade can be 8 mags or so. Perhaps this has never been documented in WX CrA before. I confirm your obsn of further fading to  14.1 vis recently and will keep an (eye) on it as well.  Thanks again for bringing  this to our attention.

Steve