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).

Friday, August 22, 2008

2008 Aug 22th, JuanMi and Covichi

Two main belt asteroids discovered by Juan Lacruz from La Cañada Observatory (J87) have been named by the committee on small body nomenclature (CSBN), (178256) Juanmi, found on 2007 Nov 03, and (185576) Covichi, found on 2008 Jan 26th, JuanMi is the son and Covichi the daugther of the discoverer.

(the citations will be updated in a few days in the above links to JPL)

1 comment:

  1. Vaya regalazo!!
    Ahora puedes decir que tus hijos han venido con un asteroide debajo del brazo :-D

    Miguel Rodríguez