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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).

Sunday, April 6, 2008

Comet C/2007 B2 (SKIFF) meets galaxy M61

On 2008 April the 3rd comet 2007 B2 SKIFF entered the apparent field of galaxy Messier 61.
The comet is the fuzzy spot on the middle right.

This is a sum of 3 images of 3 min each. North is up, east is left.
LX200R 0.4m + STL 1001E, resolution 1.2 "/pixel, (c) Juan Lacruz, Observatorio de La Cañada.