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Hello, one and all. 

I have been checking up on the Scientific Amateur Astronomy Forum on www.cloudynights.com that the variable star RW Cephei has become fainter than normal. 
Maybe it's having a Betelgeuse style of fading. 
The star is a giant or supergiant star. 
Its spectral class varies from G8 to M2. 
That means that the star can be a yellow or even a red star. 
Right now it's probably an orange star. 
The magnitude varies from +6 down to +7.6 officially. 
One observer on www.aavso.org is giving it +7.8. 

Tomorrow (Sunday) might be a clear night. 
But my only problem might be that RW Cephei too high for my Berlebach Planet altazimuth mount. 
I might have to wait a few hours before the star descends.  
.......and it is still so cold. 

Clear skies from Aubrey. 
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Replied by Until_then-Goodnight! on topic RW Cephei

Hi Aubrey, 

Apologies for not replying...I've been flat out in work so only getting to reply now. Seems like this variable star is a nice one to observe. And I can see from your other posts, which I'm looking forward to reading, that you've been having some fun and games with it.

Clear skies,

Darren.
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