Jan 29, 2010

U Scorpii Erupts As Predicted

One year ago, Bradley Schaefer predicted that the recurrent nova U Scorpii was about to explode again. In the morning of January 28th, amateur variable-star observers Barbara Harris and Shawn Dvorak announced that U Sco brightened from magnitude 18.0 to 8.0!!! It can now be seen with an ordinary pair of binoculars.

Source:
http://www.skyandtelescope.com/observing/home/82967237.html

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