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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, May 22, 2011

Confirmation of 2011 KA

This object posted on the NEOCP was confirmed on May 20th

2011 KA = SK1C23E(May 21.45 UT)

COD J87

OBS J. Lacruz
MEA J. Lacruz
TEL 0.40-m Ritchey-Chretien + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2011.05.20 23:40:34

NET UCAC-3
SK1C23E KC2011 05 20.97166 15 06 01.75 +06 08 21.3 19.7 V J87
SK1C23E KC2011 05 20.97778 15 06 01.51 +06 08 22.3 19.4 V J87
SK1C23E KC2011 05 20.98235 15 06 01.29 +06 08 23.4 19.3 V J87
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Although there's no published orbit yet, thi seems to be an MBA (Main Belter) since there has not been any MPEC issued.