SN 2001do

SN 2001do was discovered by the KAIT team on August 14 at 16.2mag. A previous KAIT image taken on Aug 10.2 did not show this object, so it was discovered in its very early phase. The position is about 5" east and 4" north of the nucleus of the open spiral galaxy UGC 11459. The recession velocity of UGC 11459 is about 3100 km/s, so the expected maximum of typical SN Ia is around mag 15.5 after the correction of the Galactic extinction (vsnet-campaign-sn 218).