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FH Sct: deep fading

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FH Sct: deep fading

FH Scuti (RCB)
https://www.aavso.org/vsx/index.php?view=detail.top&oid=34288

"R CrB star FH Sct dims by 6 mag" (Gaia Photometric Science Alerts):
http://gsaweb.ast.cam.ac.uk/alerts/alert/Gaia20bbh/
SCTFH 20191012.011 11.66G Gaia
SCTFH 20200226.812 18.21G Gaia
SCTFH 20200226.886 18.25G Gaia

Complete ASAS-SN Sky Patrol (Shappee et al. 2014ApJ...788...48S and Kochanek et al. 2017PASP..129j4502K) light curve and data:
https://asas-sn.osu.edu/light_curves/118df923-0f26-4277-ba8e-459f34947743

According to ASAS-SN and ZTF data the current fading started around 2019 October 15.

Multiband photometry (V, B, ...) and spectroscopy are encouraged.

Clear skies,
Patrick

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