IAUC 7750 tells the discovery of SN 2001fv at 16.8mag by
M. Armstrong on November 3. H. Yamaoka reported that NGC 3512, the host
face-on spiral galaxy of SN 2001fv, has nearly the same distance as the
Virgo Cluster. The expected maximum for typical SN Ia is mag about 13.
The maximum, however, was possibly missed during the solar conjunction
The CfA team revealed that SN 2001fv is of type II few weeks
after maximum and in the plateau phase