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).

Sunday, July 6, 2008


A discovery by Robert E. Holmes, on CCD images taken with a 0.40-m f/5.8 Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector was posted as QSB5259 in the NEOCP when confirmed with the 0.40m Ritchey-Chretien telescope at J87 La Cañada.

Blinking a stacked set, it displayed a coma 12 arc secs in diameter elongated to south west, in poor seeing. IAUC 8959 (subscription) and MPEC 2008-N19

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