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).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

New asteroid names, 2010 Sept 25

The Committee for Small Body Nomenclature CSBN issued names for asteroids discovered at La Cañada :

(207547) Charito = 2006 LO

Rosario ("Charito") Lacruz Martín (b. 1961) completed her degree
in fine arts at Universidad Complutense de Madrid. A tireless observer
in the group of astronomers who meet at Monte del Pardo, Madrid, she has
complemented the observing sessions with her artistry.

(171396) Miguel = 2006 QH33
Miguel Lacruz Martín (b. 1963) received his doctorate in mathematics
at Kent State University. He has added his mathematical view of nature as an
extra dimension to the observational experience at Monte del Pardo, Madrid.

Links to extended data kept at the NASA's JPL Jet Propulsion Laboratory at Pasadena :