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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).

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Planet Saturn, an over exposed photography to bring out some satellites.
Taken from Madrid through a 20cm (8") telescope working at F10, i.e. with a focal lenght 2000 mm, the EOS40D camera was at the primary focus.

The same conditions as in the picture above, with less exposure time showing an almost edge on rings system.