Comment on SN.... : Van Dyk et al. 2000 (PASP 112, 1532) suggested that 1997bs was less likely to be a type-IIn supernova, as reported on IAUC 6627, than a superoutburst of a very massive luminous blue variable star. See CBET 1184, 2007.
Comment on Gal... : N 3627
Host Galaxy information (for SNe discovered since January 2015):