Special Notice #28: Object in Special Notice #27 False Alarm

January 11, 2007

We have been informed by Daniel Green, Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams, that the Sakurai object announced in AAVSO Special Notice #27 as a possible nova or new variable in Sco/Oph has been determined to be a false alarm.

Sincere thanks to those who investigated the field surrounding the coordinates R.A. = 17:41:17 Dec. = -24:45:33 (2000.0).

This special notice was compiled by: Elizabeth O. Waagen


Special Notice #397: Bright Transient in Sco (PNV J17032620-3504140) [V1535 Sco]

February 11, 2015: Patrick Schmeer (SPK, Bischmisheim, Germany) reports the announcement on the CBAT Transient Object Confirmation Page (TOCP) of the discovery of a bright transient in Sco [V1535 Sco] on 2015 February 11.8367 UT at unfiltered CCD magnitude 8.2 by Tadashi Kojima (Gunma-ken, Japan) using a 150-mm f/2.8 lens + a digital camera. Kojima reports nothing is visible on a frame from the same camera on Feb. 10.827 UT.