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Special Notice #251: Possible transient in Scorpius

September 6, 2011: John Seach (Chatsworth Island, NSW, Australia) reports the detection of a transient object in Scorpius, having a magnitude of 9.8 on 2011 September 6.37 UT (JD 2455810.87).  Observations were made with a DSLR and 50mm f/1.2 lens and 5 second exposure, with limiting magnitude 10.5.  The object is visible on four separate frames taken after the discovery was made.  No object appears at the location of the transient on an image taken 2011 September 5.36 UT.

The object is located at the following (J2000) coordinates:

	RA: 16 36 43 , Dec: -41 32 46


Observations of this field are encouraged.  Please report any observations directly to the AAVSO via aavso@aavso.org.

This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by M. Templeton.

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