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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).

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Two new asteroid designations

I've just received two new provisional designations for objects found on 2009 Oct 18,

LC00212 K09U68M LC00213 K09U28N

K09U68M Main belt asteroid, currently at mag 19.4V
K09U28N Doesn't have a published orbit yet, currently at mag 20.5V