Accoring to IAUC 7679, the discovery of SN 2001dm was made
on Aug 7.5 when the object was mag about 15.4C. The position is
about 7" due west of the nucleus of the spiral galaxy NGC 749.
This galaxy has bright bulge and rather faint arm structure, and
the SN superimposed on the bulge. The expected maximum of typical
SN Ia on this galaxy is around 15.5 mag