SN 2001da

According to IAUC 7658, the KAIT team discovered SN 2001da on July 9 at mag about 16.5, and confirmed on the next day when SN was about 0.2 mag brighter. The position is about 9" east and 3" south of the nucleus of the spiral galaxy NGC 7780. NGC 7780 is a member of a loose group of galaxies. The recession velocity of this group is around 5200 km/s, thus the expected maximum of typical SN Ia is about mag 16.0 or slightly brighter (vsnet-campaign-sn 211).