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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, October 5, 2013

Comet C/2012 S1 ISON on 2013-Oct-05

As the comet approaches perihelion it looks in good condition, no disintegration yet.
C/2012 S1 ISON, 2013-10-05 4:19:28 UT J87 Observatory La Cañada (c) Juan Lacruz

This is the above image aftter being cropped and resized 2x, a false color rendition show better the comma extents.
C/2012 S1 ISON, 2013-10-05 4:19:28 UT False color, J87 Observatory La Cañada (c) Juan Lacruz