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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, March 14, 2013

Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS

For a while the clouds opened and gave a chance to shot some pictures of this nice comet C/2011 L4  PANSTARRS from Madrid, Spain. The star to right is Gamma Pegasi, Algenib. 

C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS Canon EOS 1D + EF 500 @ F4, 0.5 seconds ISO 400.
14-March-2013, 19:32 UT Madrid, Spain, (c) Juan Lacruz

C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS Canon EOS 1D + EF 500 @ F4, 1.0 seconds ISO 400.
14-March-2013, 19:58 UT Madrid, Spain, (c) Juan Lacruz
C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS Canon EOS 1D + EF 500 @ F4, 1.0 seconds ISO 400.
14-March-2013, 20:12 UT Madrid, Spain, (c) Juan Lacruz