American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO)
Thu, 01/17/2019 - 19:38

In keeping with past postings, a new YSO (well, they're all 'new' of course) to follow. V1079 Tau, which is in the same field as VY Tau. It's a 'dipper' like AA Tau, showing fades roughly every 5 days by about half a mag, and possible deeper fades of 1 mag. Also known as LkCa 15, it has a closish companion visually and probably one detected planet (or planetesimal). Not very faint at roughly mag 11-12. Off you go, mes gars!