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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).



Monday, July 23, 2018

Comet C/2017 S3 PANSTARRS

As observed from La Cañada J87 observatory on the night of 2018-07-22, just before dawn. The comet, at nuclear magnitud 14.7, is after outburst, shows no trace of disruption.

MEA J. Lacruz
TEL 0.40-m Ritchey-Chretien + CCD
ACK MPCReport file updated 2018.07.22 10:01:59
AC2 ....
NET UCAC-4

    CK17S030 KC2018 07 22.14054 05 24 39.79 +53 27 28.9          14.7 N      J87
    CK17S030 KC2018 07 22.14682 05 24 43.01 +53 27 11.9          14.8 N      J87
    CK17S030 KC2018 07 22.15339 05 24 46.45 +53 26 52.9          14.7 N      J87
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