The new object was discovered on the images taken by KAIT team
on Jan. 6.5, Feb. 3.5, and Feb 4.5, and it has been at mag 185:C.
The location is about 33" west and 25" south of the nucleus of
the tilted spiral(SAB(rs)bc:) galaxy NGC 5172. From the recession
velocity of NGC 5172, the expected maximum for normal SN Ia is
mag 15.4. The constant brightness for almost 1 month, however,
indicated that it would be in some plateau phase, which is typical
for some of SN II. This galaxy had produced another SN 3 years ago.
SN 1998cc was discovered at mag 18.1 before maximum. It was of
type Ib, but not followed-up well