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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).



Monday, June 27, 2011

Two NEOCP objects confirmed, 2011-06-26

Two objects posted on the NEOCP confirmed as (q < 1.665 AU)

SM975CA = 2011 MQ1 a=2.63

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SM23718 = 2011 MS1
a=3.07

perihelion q= 1.64
aphelion Q=4.49
e = 0.46
i = 29.72

Tisserand parameter = 2.88, this may be an interesting object to follow.