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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).



Thursday, October 13, 2011

Asteroid names

Two names for asteroids discovered from La Cañada have been assigned by the MPC :

The following citation is from MPC 76677:

(263613) Enol = 2008 GM1
The remains of a glacier, Lago Enol is a gorgeous mountain lake in the
Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa.


The following citation is from MPC 76677:

(269300) Diego = 2008 SB82
Diego Rodriguez is a Spanish astrophotographer and co-founder of the M1
group of variable-star observers. He contributes to the search and follow-up
of all sorts of transient sky phenomena. His enthusiasm has motivated and
inspired many observers.