Had V98 : Haseda's new variable, R CrB?
K. Haseda discovered a new variable star (HadV98).
The variable had been almost constant for years at 10.6-10.7mag, and
suddenly faded to <12.8mag since around May 2001. This star may be a
new R CrB star or a long-period eclipsing binary (or something else?).
The lack of IRAS detection may be against the R CrB-type interpretation,
but has been a result of source confusion
K. Kanatsu confirmed the fading of this new variable star
The object recovered from the faint state since early September
CCD image by T. Scarmato: