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, December 23, 2011

Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy captured from the ISS

Comet C/2011 W3 Lovejoy is a sungrazing comet of the Kreutz family that just passed very close to the Sun. This is a time lapse video taken from the ISS