AF Cyg is a semi regular star with a period of around 3 months. As such, it doesn’t undergo outbursts. Looking at its light curve in the VSS database, it appears to be approaching maximum. Some maxima are brighter than others. It’s brightness range is listed as 6.2 – 7.9 V, although the more usual range is 6.7 – 7.7. One maximum in 2019 reached mag 6.2
Glad to see you are observing this star and contributing your obs to the VSS database.