SN 2001fu

The discovery of SN 2001fu was made on Nov. 5.5 at mag about 15.1. The position is about 25" west and 11" north of the nucleus of the spiral galaxy MCG -03-23-11 (vsnet-campaign-sn 273). The CfA team also observed SN 2001fu and revealed that it was of type Ia a few weeks past maximum. They measured the recession velocity of the host galaxy as 1730 +/- 30 km/s. The expected maximum for typical unreddened SN Ia in this galaxy is mag about 13.5, which occured probably on some date in 2001 September or October (vsnet-campaign-sn 274).