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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).

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, 27-Feb-2015 La Cañada

Despite the crescent Moon and some thin cirrus clouds, this is the result of stacking 20 pictures of 45 seconds integration each. Taken with an unmodified Canon 1D MK IV and a zoom EF 70-200 mm F2.8 working at 110mm. In the field of view the Perseus great double cluster, the comet's tail length is about 4 degrees. 

Comet C/2014 Q2 Lovejoy, 27-Feb-2015 La Cañada Observatory (J87) (c) 2015 Juan Lacruz