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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, December 4, 2010

2010 Sept 04, New numberings, 2008 BO14 named Urriellu

Two new numberings in this monthly batch

(256797) 2008 CA70
(256796) 2008 CN69


Also 2008 BO14 has been named Urriellu, by the CSBN, after the beautiful peak in Picos de Europa.
CSBN is the committee for small body nomenclature of the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union.

Orbit diagram : JPL Orbits
Some pictures : Urriellu
More info : Wiki link
Minor planet center elements and observations with residuals  (249160) Urriellu



(249160) Urriellu = 2008 BO14
     Urriellu is a wonderful limestone peak located in the Macizo central of
the Picos de Europa.  It is not the highest in the mountain range but is one of
the best-known summits of Spanish mountaineering, in particular because of its
550-meter vertical west face.