SN 2001el : Bright type Ia supernova reaching 12th mag

B. Monard discovered SN 2001el in NGC 1148. The object was discovered on September 17 at the magnitude of V=14.5. The position is about 14" west and 20" north of the center of the tilted spiral galaxy NGC 1148. NGC 1448 is slightly further but nearly as same distance as Virgo cluster (vsnet-campaign-sn 242). The object brightened since its discovery, and B. Monard reported 12.9mag on September 24 (vsnet-campaign-sn 244). The object then gradually brightened to 12.7 on September 24 (vsnet-campaign-sn 252). H. Yamaoka reported that the VLT observation revealed its type Ia SN nature. The apparent magnitude is consistent with the expected magnitude for the normal SN Ia (vsnet-campaign-sn 253). R. Knight reported a brightening to 12.4mag on September 26 (vsnet-campaign-sn 254). In the early October, the object pasted the maximum and started fading (vsnet-campaign-sn 259).

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