This probably won't get as much press coverage as other astro news today! :)
"Gaia16aau is a new R Coronae Borealis star in the SMC"
ATel #8681; P. Tisserand (IAP), L. Wyrzykowski (Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory), G. Clayton (Louisiana State University), D. Welch (McMaster University), A. Udalski (Warsaw University Astronomical Observatory)
I am pleased to see it is now listed in the VSX Database and a sequence has been prepared. I have downloaded the charts and will start observing. I am getitng a 28" f/3.3 made and one of the things I want to do is observe the relatively 'brighter' RCBs in the LMC and SMC