SN 2005ay:

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 NGC 3938 is at z=0.0027 (NED).

Spectrum obtained by G. Smith for the CCCP (ATEL 448) 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 program.