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).

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

C/2013 US10 Catalina

The comet C/2013 US10 Catalina observed from La Cañada on Dec the 6th 2015 early morning, the straight plasma tail spans some 3.5 degrees and shows a disconnection event better seen in the black and white reversed image.

C/2013 US10 Catalina, 6-dec-2015 J87 La Cañada
C/2013 US10 Catalina, 6-dec-2015 J87 La Cañada