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La Cañada Observatory, is an initiative by Juan Lacruz, the observatory started astrometric operations in the summer of 2002, it is registered as station J87 in the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union.

The Observatory also participates in the studies on minor bodies promoted by the Group on Meteorites, Minor Bodies, and Planetary Sciences of the Institute of Space Sciences (CSIC-IEEC).



Thursday, November 1, 2007

17P Holmes outburst


Quoting Gary Kronk account on comets-ml :

This outburst is very similar to the outburst this comet
experienced in 1892, which led to its discovery by Edwin Holmes
(England) on November 6. He was turning his 32-cm reflector toward M31
and thought that galaxy had entered the field of his finder. Upon
looking through the telescope he saw a comet about 5 arc minutes across
with a bright nucleus. Several people expressed scepticism that Holmes
had discovered such a bright comet, but it was confirmed with the naked
eye by other observers on November 7.

Read the IAUC8886 about this out burst.

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