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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, June 19, 2010

La Cañada, 2010 June 19, Comet McNaught

30 seconds ISO 1600, 200mm F2.8
Cropped image

Same exposure parameters as above
cropped and downsized frame
This is a composition of 24 frames of 30 seconds each stacked on the comet's movement.
The comet rises low in the horizon short before the sunrise.
LX200R F10 + SBIG STL 1001E
2010 June 19 at 19:03 UT