This SN was discovered by D. Rich (IAUC 8500)
on March 27, 2005, and absent on Month 19, 2005 (Yamaoka and Igataki; IAUC 8502),
so discovered rather young.
The host galaxy
is at z=0.0027 (NED).
Spectrum obtained by G. Smith for the CCCP
shows this is a type II SN, perhaps somewhat peculiar.
This is confirmed by a later spectrum reported by Taubenberger et al. (IAUC 8502).
A series of GALEX UV spectra of this SN will be obatined starting Apr. 2, as part of our GALEX ToO