G. M. Hurst reports the discovery by T. Boles of an apparent
supernova (mag 17.2) in the image taken on Dec. 9 in IAUC 7771.
H. Yamaoka reported that the expected maximum of the typical
SN Ia on this galaxy is mag about 17.5
The Asiago team was revealed that SN 2001if was of type Ia, about
2 weeks after maximum on Dec. 19.87 (IAUC 7779)