This SN was discovered by LOSS (IAUC 8377) on Aug 1, 2004, and was absent on July 29, 2004, so at most 2 after explosion when reported.
The host galaxy NGC 6118 is at z=0.005247 (NED).
Patat et al. (IAUC 8379) obtained a spectrum of this SN on Aug 3, 2004, identifying it as a type Ic SN.
Photometric typing using prompt P60 BgVR photometry yielded consistent results with the spectroscopic information.