SN 2000cr: a bright type-II supernova appeared in a star forming region

The SN (currently about 17 mag) is located at about 4" east and 45" north ot the nucleus of the interacting spiral galaxy NGC 5395 with NGC 5394. The object is superimposed on the bright H II region. The spectroscopy by CfA group has revealed that it is of type II in the early epoch. It is consistent that it appeared in the probable star forming region ( vsnet-campaign-sn 2). The magnitude of this supernova reached the peak around June 28 at 15mag ( vsnet-campaign-sn 7).