SN 2001gb

The LOTOSS team discovered SN 2001gb in the image taken on November 20. The host galaxy of SN 2001gb = IC 582 (spiral) makes a pair with IC 583. It superimposes on the outermost region of the peculiar-shaped disk. The expected maximum for typical SN Ia is mag about 16.7. The object was 16.8mag when discovered (vsnet-campaign-sn 282). This SN was revealed to be of type Ia near maximum light by the CfA group (IAUC 7761; vsnet-campaign-sn 285).