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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).



Saturday, March 30, 2013

Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS

C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS 30-Mar-2013 20:43 UT La Cañada (c) Juan Lacruz
Canon EOS 1D MK IV + EF 400 mm F5.6 ISO 400,  30 sec


C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS 30-Mar-2013 20:44 UT La Cañada (c) Juan Lacruz
Canon EOS 1D MK IV + EF 400 mm F5.6 ISO 400,  30 sec


Friday, March 22, 2013

Comet C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS 22-03-2013

C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS, 22-03-2013 20:35 UT Madrid
(c) Juan Lacruz
C/2011 L4 PANSTARRS, 22-03-2013 20:51 UT Madrid
(c) Juan Lacruz

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