Carbon Stars are my favorites to observe and V Aql is my most favorite red star in the entire night sky.
Here’s a quick and dirty image of it I made last night while doing a variable star estimate ( magnitude 7).
It’s the red speck just above and left of center. See if you can pick it out.
Better yet, get a star chart and look at it in person. It is currently a deep burnished red that is simply stunning to look at.
Go ahead, go look! You know you want to.
I just added a plugin to help me deep-6 the spam I’ve been getting. I’m going to try it for a few days and if it works as promised, I’ll turn comments back on.
In the meantime, enjoy your 4th, be safe and happy Trails!