The first reported observation of the symbiotic star AS 270 in its new observing season (11.65V on Feb 11 2014) indicates that the outburst which seems to have begun in late October of last year, is persisting. The star had last been reported at 11.7V on Nov 16 2013 (HMB). Was the actual brightest phase missed during solar conjunction, who knows ? In VSX, the maximum is listed as 11.5V.
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