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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, August 2, 2009

NEOCP 98LA264 --> 2009 QB23, non interesting!


I was trying to confirm this object found by the OAM J75 observatory La Sagra from the NEOCP on the night of August the 2nd in a very good night with low seeing, probably due to the uncertainty in the preliminary ephemerides available on-line from the mpc the stacked images showed a slightly diffuse object. However it resulted to be purely asteroidal, the lesson learned is that a lot of care should be taken when trying to find cometary activity by stacking frames on the movement of an object with an orbit not well known yet.