Veli-Pekka Hentunen and Markku Nissinen started the new observing season by discovering the supernova SN 2009iy. This discovery was made 15th of August from the galaxy UGC 8520. At the time of the discovery the supernova SN 2009iy was only 17.9R magnitudes bright. The confirmation pictures were taken by Arto Oksanen (Hankasalmi Observatory, Finland) 19th of August. The galaxy itself is type Scd galaxy and it is located about 350 million light years from the Earth.