J87 Observatory
La Caņada, Ávila, Spain

Latitude 40º 36.3' N, longitude 04º 29.5' W, altitude 1387 m

La Cañada Observatory, is an initiative by Juan Lacruz, the main activity is the followup of near earth objects NEOs and comets, the observatory started operations in the summer of 2002 registered as station J87 in the Minor Planet Center of the International Astronomical Union.

Since March 2022 the observatory joined the international asteroid warning network IAWN which is endorsed by the united nations office for outer space affairs UNOOSA for an international response to a potential NEO impact threat.


The observatory
Named asteroids
NEOCP Observations
Supernovae Observations
Observation planner
Research tools
Documents, publications


Bright Comets
Astronomy blog
Meteors blog
Nature blog
Wikimedia commons
Youtube channel


ESA NEO coordination centre
NASA JPL center for nearth earth object studies
Asteroid Dynamic site AstDys, Pisa
NEO Dynamic site NEODys, Pisa
Cometary Science Center

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