R CrB 1976-1992
R CrB  1992-present
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The prototype RCB star, the whole cycle can be followed with a 20cm telescope.  Probably one of the most observed variable stars in the entire night sky!  The current fading (2007-) is the deepest since the prolonged fades during the mid-1960's, and the longest uninterrupted minimum on record.