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  X Phe  
000-BFC-508 (No observations)  
Phoenix Sequence
01 23 41.61 -52 28 39.4  (20.92338 -52.47761) Search nearby
B1950.0 01 21 38.74 -52 44 17.2
Galactic coord. 291.716 -63.943
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2MASS J01234160-5228392 AN 28.1920 GSC 08039-00593
UCAC4 188-001351    
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Variability type
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14.28 V
Discoverer H. E. Wood
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1 Otero, Sebastian Alberto A plate defect is (likely) responsible for Wood’s “variable” sighting. A misidentifcation with GSC 08039-00593 is likely responsible for Wood’s other sightings of his star, even though it lies about 2.4’ from his stated position. The multiple measurements for USNO-B1.0 0375-0014926 are not supported after studying the plate archive. They should be disregarded. X Phe is still a lost variable (VSS Newsletter 2019-1). Since variability is likely spurious, the GSC star has been chosen as X Phe and it has been classified as constant (VSX Team).
2 Otero, Sebastian Alberto "Triple image plate has but one partial image, other two images missing, no defect on film visible; on other plates normal; Algol-type?" (1920CiUO...48...51). There is no 15th mag. in the area in the astrometric catalogues but there is a faint star 38" away from the GCVS position (01 23 30.0 -52 30 22 (J2000.0), March 25, 2016 version) that was recorded bright (15.2 B) in one plate. Identification should be confirmed.
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1 M. Morel, 2019, X Phoenicis: still a lost variable VSS Newsletter 2019-1 (January 2019)
2 Henden, A. A.; et al., 2018, AAVSO Photometric All Sky Survey (APASS) DR10 2018AAS...23222306H
3 Kochanek, C. S.; et al., 2017, The All-Sky Automated Survey for Supernovae
(ASAS-SN) Light Curve Server v1.0
4 Monet, D. G.; et al., 2003, The USNO-B Catalog 2003AJ....125..984M
5 H.E.Wood, UOC N48, 51, 1920. 1920CiUO...48...51.
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3 Otero, Sebastian Alberto 2019-02-06 20:41 UTC Identification derived from VSS Newsletter 2019-1. Type and magnitude from ASAS-SN and APASS data. Gaia DR2 position.
2 Otero, Sebastian Alberto 2016-03-25 21:12 UTC Maximum magnitude from USNO-B1.0. Approximate minimum magnitude from DSS image. PPMXL position.
1 Admin, VSX 2005-12-17 20:33 UTC Preserved original object data.