U Sco

Alert Notice 415: Recurrent Nova U Scorpii in outburst

January 28, 2010
Object: U SCO
Coordinates: R.A. 16h 22m 30.80s Dec. -17o 52' 43.0" (2000.0)
The recurrent nova U Sco is in outburst at magnitude V=8.05 on 2010 January 28.4385 UT (JD 2455224.9385) according to observations by Barbara G. Harris, New Smyrna Beach, FL, USA. The outburst was confirmed by Shawn Dvorak, Clermont, FL, USA, who estimated it at V~8.8 at Jan 28.4743 (2455224.9743).