SN 2001ez

The KAIT team discovered a SN in the apparent satellite galaxy of NGC 1961. The magnitude at the discovery (Oct. 17.5) was mag 17.8, and it appeared 0.2 mag brighter on the next day. The position of a new object is about 4" east and 2" north of the nucleus of the spiral galaxy PGC 17642 = CGCG 329-009 (vsnet-campaign-sn 264). The spectrum taken on Oct. 19.49 at F. L. Whipple Observatory revealed that it is of type II. The reported magnitude is consistent for a typical SN II in this galaxy (vsnet-campaign-sn 266).