SN 2001br

IAUC 7627 reported that M. Armstrong discovered a bright SN 2001br. The position is 2" east and 2" north of the nucleus of the SBb galaxy UGC 11260. Spectroscopy revealed that it is of type Ia SN near the maximum when it was discovered. It was 16.0mag on May 21. The expected magnitude of typical SN Ia is about 16.5mag, so it can be intrinsically somewhat bright SN (vsnet-campaign-sn 197).