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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).

Saturday, January 10, 2009

2008 UL341

2008 UL341
a 3.1923792 e 0.2055354 Incl. 7.00596 H 15.9
From 11 observations 2008 Oct. 25-Nov. 18.

20081025 *J87 0.5+ 0.5- 20081103 G96 0.1- 0.0+ 20081118 703 0.7+ 0.9-
20081025 J87 0.4- 0.1- 20081103 G96 0.2- 0.1- 20081118 703 0.8- 0.5+
20081025 J87 0.1- 0.7+ 20081103 G96 0.1+ 0.0+ 20081118 703 1.1+ 0.0-
20081103 G96 0.1+ 0.0+ 20081118 703 1.1- 0.5+

Even though the telescope is awaiting repair, (some gears broken), the observatory continues discovering main belt asteroids, this is the case of this new designation for a main belt body first observed on 2008 Oct 25 from La Canada, independent observations by surveys G96 on 2008 Nov 3 and 703 on 2008 Nov 18 have been found to be of the same object, which makes number 115 of the designations attributed to the J87 observatory by the MPC.
The Minor Planet Center sent this designation today, 2009 Jan 10, two months and half after the discovery observations and two months since confirmations.
The absolute magnitud parameter H 15.9 suggest a size around 1.8 km assuming a typical albedo.

Incluso con el telescopio esperado reparacion, (algunos engranajes rotos), el observatorio continua descubriendo asteroides del cinturon principal, este es el caso de esta nueva designacion para un cuerpo del cinturon principal observado por primera vez el 25 oct 2008 desde La Canada, observaciones independientess por las surveys G96 el 3 de noviembre 2008 y 703 el 18 nov 2008 son del mismo objeto, que hace el numero 115 de los descubiertos desde el observatorio J87.
El Minor Planet Center envio hoy 10 enero 2009 esta designacion, unos dos meses y medio despues de las observaciones de descubrimiento y dos meses despues de ser confirmado.
El parametro de magnitud absoluta H 15.9 indica un tamano de 1.8 km suponiendo un albedo tipico.

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