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, February 11, 2009

MPC Batch 2009 February

Three new numberings in the last Minor Planet Center Batch for La Cañada.

(207883)2007 WN3.250.140.41
(207547)2006 LO2.850.082.86
(207341)2005 JD223.050.140.5

Summary :

This site has discovered
16 numbered objects
9 of the numbered objects have been named
18 of the discoveries are identified with numbered minor planets
42 of the discoveries are involved in multiple-apparition orbits
30 of the discoveries are principal designations
24 of the one-opposition objects have >= 30-day arc orbits
13 of the one-opposition objects have < 30-day arc orbits
18 of the one-opposition objects have no orbit

Read the full discovery status report.


  1. Congratulations for the new designations. The discovery report is impressive. Keep up the good work!

  2. Thanks very much Miguel. Unfortunately I have no new discoveries since the reduction gears of the telescope break. The replacement kit is on it's way and I hope to have the telescope repaired on the next saturday. In the meanwhile I'm testing video capture cameras, one to monitor daytime meteors and lightnings and another, B&W high sensitivity (0.0001 lux) to record shooting stars.

    BTW the lasts postings in your blog are beautiful, the quality of the pictures improves at a fast rate, congratulations!