2010 outburst in U Scorpii

Date of the discovery: 28 January 2010

Short Description: The system U Scorpii is expected to go nova every once in a while. In 2010 the amateur astronomers Barbara G. Harris and Shawn Dvorak noticed the brightening of this system.

Amateur Astronomer(s): Barbara G. Harris, Shawn Dvorak, John Menke, Michael Linnolt, Matthew Templeton, Arne A. Henden, Yasunori Watanabe

Researchers in the discovery paper: Bradley E. Schaefer, Ashley Pagnotta, Limin Xiao, Matthew J. Darnley, Michael F. Bode, Grzegorz Pojmański, Bogumił Pilecki, Dorota M. Szczygieł

Link to paper in ADS: https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2010AJ….140..925S/abstract

SIMBAD page: http://simbad.u-strasbg.fr/simbad/sim-basic?Ident=U+scorpii&submit=SIMBAD+search

Telescopes involved: 16-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope, automated scope+CCD, Cerro Tololo, the McDonald Observatory, SMARTS 1.3 m telescope on Cerro Tololo, the four ROTSE telescopes, 2.0 m Liverpool telescope, SOHO satellite

Other pages:

sky and telescope: https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/amateurs-discover-u-scorpiis-eruption/

Credit for the header image: Barbara Harris

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