SN 2001ep

IAUC 7727 tells that the KAIT team discovered SN 2001ep on October 3 (17.1mag) and 4 (16.8mag). The recession velocity of the host galaxy NGC 1699 is measured as 3900 km/s, from which the expected maximum of typical SN Ia is mag about 15.3 (vsnet-campaign-sn 256). H. Yamaoka reported that IAUC 7731 (Oct. 10) tells that SN 2001ep was of type Ia near maximum (vsnet-campaign-sn 268).