SN 2001fa

The KAIT team discovered a bright SN 2001fa on October 18.4 when the object was 16.9. The position of the new object is about 4" west and 18" north of the nucleus of the face-on spiral galaxy NGC 673. Spectral confirmation was done on Oct. 20.0 at Lick Observatory, which shows that it is of type-IIn. This SN seems to belong to the luminous class of type-IIn SN. It can reach typical SN Ia, which is expected to be mag 15.8 at maximum for this galaxy (vsnet-campaign-sn 265).