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AAVSO 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).

According to observations in the AAVSO International Database, 
the last outburst of U Sco occurred on JD 2451235 (1999 
February 25), when the star reached visual magnitude 7.5.  U Sco
is an extremely fast nova, and will reach maximum and
decline by one magnitude within one day.

Observers are asked to submit all data via WebObs on the AAVSO
website.  If possible, please send email to aavsogrb@gmail.com
with your observation as well.

Charts for U Sco are available via VSP at:

http://www.aavso.org/observing/charts/vsp/index.html?pickname=U%20Sco

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