April 26, 2019

U Scorpii is Currently in Outburst.

This is a quick shout out for all variable star watchers to catch a rare object; recurrent nova U Scorpii is currently in outburst. Followers of this space will recall that we blogged about this flare star last September; the AASVO issued Alert Notice 415 earlier today stating that U Sco is currently at +8 magnitude and climbing. Scorpius is currently placed low in the south east in the hours before dawn, and U Sco should be a binocular object. This is a fast one, so be sure to try and catch it over this next few mornings, as after this weekend it will have propably faded out, and we will also have a past Full Moon to contend with… good luck!

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