Rho Cas: Histrical fading begun on August

B. Granslo reported that Rho Cassiopeiae was markedly fainter than normal. On May 8, the magnitude was 4.9mag, and then, became 5.5mag on August 13. Rho Cassiopeiae is a supergiant variable that normally is shining at magnitude 4.5-5.0. It underwent a major fading episode to mag. 6 during 1945-1947. T. Kato independently noticed the fading (vsnet-campaign-rhocas 2). The faint state has been continueing (vsnet-campaign-rhocas 3,4,5,6,7,8,9)