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, January 6, 2013

NEOCP Confirmations

A new amor object with provisional designation 2013 AL11 was observed and confirmed with the 0.40 m telescope at La Cañada, moving quite fast at about 5 arc seconds per minute the individual exposures were limited to 12 seconds to keep the object untrailed.

References : MPEC 2013-A25

New apollo object designated as 2013 AO27 confirmed.

References : MPEC 2013-A38