SN 2001dp : Bright type Ia supernova reaching 14th mag

The members of the CROSS program have discovered the quite bright supernova (mag 14.5) on August 12. Y. Sano confirmed this SN (vsnet-campaign-sn 215). K. Ayani performed spectroscopy and reported it resembles the spectrum of tyle Ia one month after the peak (vsnet-campaign-sn 216). The position is about 35" west and 80" north of the nucleus of the barred-spiral galaxy NGC 3953. NGC 3953 is nearby galaxy, the expected maximum of the typical SN Ia is mag 12.5 (vsnet-campaign-sn 219).

Other related articles: vsnet-campaign-sn 220, 221, 222

Spectrum taken at Bisei Astronomical Observatory: