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Special Notice #380: Reported outburst of the recurrent nova V0745 Sco

February 6, 2014: Rod Stubbings (observer code SRX; Tetoora Road, Victoria, Australia) reports an outburst of the recurrent nova V0745 Sco (aka Nova Sco 1937). Stubbings reports the nova at a visual magnitude of 9.0 on 2014 February 6.694 UT (JD 2456695.194). He previously observed the field on 2014 February 5.696 and found the star fainter than 13.0, indicating that this outburst began within the past 24 hours. Confirmation is very urgently requested, and follow-up observations of all types (visual, CCD and otherwise) are strongly encouraged.  This object is located in Scorpius and is currently a pre-dawn object.  

V0745 Sco is located at the following (J2000) coordinates:

        RA: 17 55 22.27 , Dec: -33 14 58.5

A comparison star sequence exists for V0745 Sco, and may be obtained from the AAVSO website via VSP:

Please promptly report all observations of this nova to the AAVSO via our WebObs tool, using the name "V0745 SCO".

This AAVSO Special Notice was prepared by M. Templeton.

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