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Special Notice #415: T CrB brighter and bluer - monitoring requested

April 8, 2016: The symbiotic recurrent nova T CrB has entered a super-active state, and it is brighter and bluer than it has been since before its last outburst in 1946. Multicolor and visual ongoing observations are requested.

Special Notice #6: Rare Outburst of RS Oph

February 13, 2006: The recurrent nova RS Oph appears to be in a very rare outburst, as seen by the following AAVSO observations:

FEB 13.1631 2453779.6631 4.8 Visual RWG Wolfgang Renz, Germany

FEB 10.2100 2453776.71 11.0 Visual GRL Bjorn Granslo, Norway

FEB 08.2493 2453774.7493 10.9 Visual GZN Alfredo Gonzales-Herrera, Spain

The outburst was first detected by Kiyotaka Kanai (Gunma,Isezaki-shi) and Hiroaki Narumi (Ehime,Kita-gun) and reported to the VSNet-Alert mailing list.

Special Notice #191: U Sco is possibly in outburst

January 28, 2010: The recurrent nova U Sco has been reported in outburst, and confirming observations and immediate reporting are urgently requested.

U Sco is located at coordinates RA: 16 22 30.80 , Dec: -17 52 43.0 (J2000).

Special Notice #193: Request for photometry of the recurrent nova U Scorpii

February 8, 2010: Dr. Bradley Schaefer has requested increased optical coverage of the recurrent nova U Scorpii through the end of February 2010 at least. Of greatest interest are calibrated multicolor photometry to follow the evolution of the optical spectrum throughout the outburst, and intensive time-series photometry to study flickering in the system and to time the eclipses. Recent photometry of U Scorpii has indicated that the nova ejecta shell has become optically thin, making the central star visible again.

Special Notice #197: Request for time-series photometry of U Sco

March 2, 2010: Dr. Bradley Schaefer (LSU) requests intensive time-series observations of U Scorpii beginning immediately and continuing through 2010 March 4 08:00 UT (JD 2455259.83). These observations are requested in support of coincident X-ray photometry by the XMM-Newton satellite. The XMM-Newton observations, requested by Dr. Jan-Uwe Ness (ESA), will investigate the X-ray behavior of U Sco during its transition from outburst back to quiescence.

Alert Notice 497: Nova Sagittarii 2014 = PNV J18250860-2236024 AND Erratum

February 11, 2014

1. Event: Nova Sagittarii 2014 = PNV J18250860-2236024

Discovered by: Sigeru Furuyama (Tone-machi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan) and reported by S. Nakano (Sumoto, Japan)

Discovery magnitude: unfiltered CCD magnitude 8.7, using a 200-mm f/2.8 camera lens + BJ-42L camera

Discovery date: 2014 Jan. 26.857 UT

Coordinates: R.A. 18 25 08.60  Decl. = -22 36 02.4  (2000.0)

Alert Notice 496: Outburst of the recurrent nova V745 Sco

February 7, 2014

Event: Outburst of the recurrent nova V745 Sco

Discovery by: Rod Stubbings (Tetoora Road, VIC, Australia)

Discovery magnitude: 9.0 (visual)

Discovery date: 2014 February 6.694 UT

Coordinates:  R.A. 17 55 22.27   Dec. -33 14 58.5  (2000.0)

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