SN 2001ew

T. Boles discovered a SN in a dim galaxy within the region of Abell 426 = "Perseus cluster". The magnitude at discovery (Oct. 9.133) was mag about 17 (unfiltered CCD). The position is about 5" due east of the nucleus of the anonymous spiral host galaxy. The host galaxy is near to UGC 2590, which is a member of the Abell 426. If the host galaxy is also a member of this cluster, the expected maximum of typical SN Ia is mag around 16 (vsnet-campaign-sn 263). The spectrum taken on Oct. 20 at Lick Observatory showed that this SN was of type Ia a few days after maximum light (vsnet-campaign-sn 266).