Project Leader: Tom Richards @tom-richards
Rod Stubbings (@rod-stubbings) observed V745 Sco in outburst (mvis=9.0) on 2014 February 6.6 after observing it fainter than 13.0 24 hours prior. The nova has subsequently been confirmed by Paul Camilleri (@paulcamilleri, CMQ) and Steve O’Connor (OCN), with more data coming in.
Jeno Sokoloski has requested as much photometry as possible, and is also requesting spectroscopic followup from the community as well. Several professional researchers are already working on getting X-ray and radio data for this nova, and optical data from the AAVSO community will be very useful for comparison to other wavelengths.
Sco is poorly placed in the morning sky right now, but this would be an interesting one to wake up early for!
For this campaign, we are trying a new method of sharing files (including spectroscopy files). Use the Upload Files option to the right to upload your files – you must be logged in to be able to do this!! The webmaster will vet files and move them to the list below for viewing.
Also, please send all data to AAVSO.