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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).



Monday, June 25, 2007

C/2007 M3 (LINEAR)


This parabolic comet was posted as BD92298 on the NEO Confirmation Page the night of 2007 June the 22th.

Adding 60 exposures 30 seconds each on the object's movement it didn't show any noticeable comma or tail, the full width half maximun (FWHM) being about 6.3 arc seconds, somewhat wider than similar magnitude sorrounding stars.

Probably the faint star just to the south (below) the comet is hiding any trace of the tiny tail.

Other observers described cometary features in IAUC 8852 .