Gaia16aau is a new R Coronae Borealis star in the SMC

American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Thu, 02/11/2016 - 22:40



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)



Royal Astronomical Society of New Zealand, Variable Star Section (RASNZ-VSS)

Hi Doug.
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 

Stephen [HSP]

New Zealand