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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).

Friday, March 23, 2012

Observations of comets, La Cañada 23-Mar-2012

Comet 29P was quiescent and very diffuse in this 6 minutes integration
 Comet 49P is active displaying a straight narrow tail about 40 arc seconds long in position angle 188 degrees. Stack of 5 images 2 minutes long each.
Images taken with the 40cm Ritchey Chretien F10 telescope.