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2008.09.12 2008 RM78, 2008 QM16, 2008 QN16
A set of three main belt asteroids discovered from Observatory J87 in late August and early September, raise up to 98 the count of dicoveries from La Cañada.
2008.08.22 JuanMi and Covichi
Two main belt asteroids discovered by Juan Lacruz from La Cañada Observatory (J87) have been named by the committee on small body nomenclature (CSBN), (178256) Juanmi, found on 2007 Nov 03, and (185576) Covichi, found on 2008 Jan 26th, JuanMi is the son and Covichi the daugther of the discoverer.
2008.07.27 NEO confirmations, 2008 OM and 2008 OO
Both objects posted on the NEOCP have been confirmed by observatory J87 La Cañada. 2008 OO is another spanish NEO discovered from J75 La Sagra of the OAM group. Read discovery circulars MPEC 2008-O31 and 2008-O33
2008 OK4 is a new provisional designation for a discovery from La Cañada J87, however the principal designation 2003 FQ69 is for another observatory. This makes designation number 95 for La Cañada, in the countup to 100!.
2008.07.05 COMET Holmes : An object posted in the NEOCP has been found to be a comet by various observatories, the new comet in a parabolic orbit has been designated and named as C/2008 N1 Holmes. Blinking stacks taken at La Cañada on 2008 July 05 with the 0.4m Ritchey-Chretien F10 telescope it shows a diffuse coma 12 arc secs in diameter elongated to the South West, in poor seeing. IAUC 8959.

2008 MX4 is a new Asteroid designation for La Cañada.

2008.06.29 2008 MD1, a new designation for La Cañada observatory, detected on two nights June the 27th and 28th. This makes number 93.
2008.05.29 Work on the Comet and Centaur 29P Schwassmann-Wachmann 1, by a team leaded by Josep Maria Trigo has been published in Astronomy and Astrophysics. Read the abstract and the CSIC release note.
2008.03.21 Asteroid (159164) 2005 JC22 La Cañada. The asteroid, discovered on 2005 may the 3th by the J87 observatory, has been named "La Cañada" after the town where the observatory is located. "Cañada", a spanish word meaning transhumance route. The town gets its name from a nearby Cañada. Orbit graphic (JPL).
2008.03.10 2008 EM8, was detected as an unidentified object at La Cañada Observatory on 2008 Mar 08, because its special movement I reported it as NEOCP candidate to the MPC but it didn't make through the NEO confirmation page, only objects with a NEO rating above 50% are supposed to get to that page and this one "only" scored 46%. I contacted Rafael Ferrando at observatory 941, he confirmed and then sent the observations to the MPC. Finally on 2008 Mar 10 the MPC issued a discovery circular MPEC 2008-E82 crediting the discovery to the observatory G96. This object is an AMOR NEO with q=1.28, I got the designation back from the MPC on 2008 Mar 12.
2008.03.09 2008 DG23, an object discovered on 2008 Feb 29 is a Mars crosser, see the orbit diagram at JPL.
2008.02.21 2007 VR102 numbered (178256). This is La Cañada 10th numbered object.
2008.02.18 9 provisional designations for J87 this dark run 2008/01/25 to 2008/02/10, also 2007 VR102 discovered 2007/11/02 flagged for numbering in the next batch.
2008.02.02 La Cañada has been the first observatory in confirming the parabolic comet discovered by Chinesse Amateur CHENG using a Canon 350D camera. C/2008 C1 CHEN-GAO, was posted on NEOCP. Confirmation of two NEOS 2008 CM and 2008 CQ see NEOCP observations.
2008.01.24 Jupiter Trojan 2007 RK35 discovered from La Cañada, has been named (171433) Prothous.
Prothous, son of Tenthredon, leader of the Magnesia, brougth 30 black ships to the Trojan war. He was one of the Helen's suitors. Hid inside the wooden horse.
2007.12.21 2006 QF40 numbered 173032, this is the La Cañada's 9nth numbered asteroid
2007.12.08 One of the objects found on 2007.11.30 has been designated 2007 XL11
2007.11.23 Five new designations for objects observed 2007 Nov 16, 2007 WN, WO, WP, WQ, WR. A total of 71 designations found at La Cañada.
2007.11.22 Asteroid 161545 named 'Ferrando' after Rafael Ferrando, Spanish amateur discoverer of two NEOs and more than 300 designations.
Two J87 asteroids numbered (171396) 2006 QH33 and (171433) 2007 RK35 (Trojan)
2007.11.20 Pre-discovery observations of L4 Troyan 2007 RK35 in Skymorph NEAT plates and direct observation of 2006 QH33 at mag 21.7V! render both numberable in the next batch as flagged by MPC in the MPES.
Observations of 2006 QF40 raise the number of oppositions with at least two nights to 4, this would turn it numberable as well, but the quality and span of observations prevented this one from being flagged for numbering, further observation is required.
According to the preliminary summary pages for this dark run La Cañada has discovered 15 new designations.
2007.11.17 Centro Astronomico de Avila celebrated the traditional lunch at Menga Muñoz, Avila. A commemorative plate was awarded by the Centro Astronomico de Avila group M1 to La Cañada Observatory (Juan Lacruz) for the discovery and naming of Asteroid EMUNO.
2007.11.08 Interesting NEOCP oject 7V2DF52 identified as COMET P/2007 V1 (LARSON), discovery MPEC 2007-V72, discovery IAUC 8893
2007.11.04 Very good nights on 11/02 and 11/03, 9 new designations attributed to La Cañada, K07TC6W, K07V02K, K07V02L, K07V02M, K07V02P, K07V02Q, K07V02T, K07V02U and K07V02V. These add up to a total of 65 discoveries.
2007.10.29 According to the latest discovery status report (DISCSTATUS)La Canada observatory accounts 56 designations of minor planets.
2007 RK35, a Jupiter Troyan discovered on 2007-09-07 has been recovered in NEAT plates (SkyMorph) (2001 and 2002) this would render the Troyan ready for numbering.
2007.10.22 Three more discoveries, K07TA6C, K07U05W, K07U05X a total of 54 designations discovered from J87 La Canada
2007.10.17 Five designations for dicoveries from J87, K07T92S, K07T92T, K07TA8B, K07T93Z, K07TD0L, these were observed on 05 and 06 october 2007. So far 51 designations for La Canada.
2007.10.12 Spanish NEO and comet observer Rafael Ferrando (MPC 941) discovers an AMOR NEO 2007 TK8 from Pla D'Arguines, MPEC 2007-T96. This is the second NEO found by Rafa.
2007.10.08 2007 TJ5 discovered the night of 2007.10.05, no orbit yet. This makes La Canada asteroid discovery number 45.
2007.09.24 Four more dicoveries 2007 RB35, 2007 RE35, 2007 RD35 and 2007 RR39
2007.09.21 2007 RC35, another main belt asteroid found from J87 La Canada, the night of 2007 Sept 07.
2007.09.17 New discoveries on 2007 sept 08 and 09, 2007 RJ35, 2007 RK35 and 2007 RQ39, RK35 is a Jovian Trojan at Lagrangian point L4
Watch an animation of Trojans (green) and Hildas (red) by Petr Scheirich
There are currently about 1200 Trojans known at the L4 point and another 1000 at L5. Check the List of Trojans
2007.09.14 Four designations for unidentified objects observed the night of 2007.09.07 credited to La Canada, 2007 RM7, 2007 RM13, 2007 RN13 and 2007 RO13
2007.09.10 New 0.40m LX200R replaces good old 0.30m LX200
2007.08.28 2004 XP16 numbered (161545)
2007.08.21 2004 XP16 Flagged for numbering in the next full MPC batch
2007.08.14 Another designation for La Canada 2007 PN22
2007.08.12 New SBIG STL 1001E camera first ligth, two new designations credited to J87 Observatory, 2007 PR7 and 2007 PQ7, just V�is�l� orbits at the moment.
Observations of 2004 XP16 add one opposition to this asteroid soon to be numbered.
2007.08.10 Confirmation of PHA (potentially hazardous asteroid) 2007 PF6
2007.07.31 (157473) 2005 QH named Emuno.
M1, Sp. Eme uno -> Emuno.
M1 is a team of Spanish amateurs working in close collaboration with professionals dedicated to study and monitor variable stars. They currently run a SW Sextantis campaing to detect stars at interesting (low) states to trigger big telescope spectrography. Various stars in such states have been detected so far. Back in the year 1993 one of the members, F. Garc�a, discovered very bright supernova 1993J in M81. Another member, Pepe Ripero is a very active AAVSO observer, astrophotographer Diego Rodriguez coordinates the SW Sextantis observations.
2007.07.21 Confirmation MBA object 2007 OV2
2007.07.10 Confirmation of Amor object 2007 NQ
2007.06.22 Confirmation of parabolic comet C/2007 M3 (LINEAR), although no activity detected from La Canada.
Confirmation of 2007 MG6, a Mars crosser.
2007.06.05 2005 JC22 has been numbered (159164)
2007.05.01 2005 QH has been numbered (157473)
2007.04.29 2005 QH has been flagged for numbering in the next full MPC batch
2007.04.19 Observation of NEOCP object 94J001, C/2007 H2 (SKIFF), a comet with an elongated condensed coma 8", fan shaped tail 30" long in pa 223-235 deg. This is the first comet confirmation from La Canada observing remotely from Madrid.
Circulars :MPEC 2007-H33 , IAUC 8831. Image : J87 Confirmation
2007.03.17 Observation of NEOCP object 93H001, it's an Amor 2007 FK1, MPEC 2007 F40
2007.03.17 Observations of NEOCP BD20242, it's a MBA 2007 DZ59.
2007.03.16 Observations of NEOCP 7E933Fa sent to mpc when MPEC 2007 F-20 wasn't released, not included in MPEC, this is an Apollo PHA.
2007.03.16 Followup of 2007 BW7 has reduced the uncertainty paremeter, now U=3.
2007.03.15 2005 QH observed at mag 20R on 2007.03.10 and 2007.03.15, becomes almost ready for numbering. According to the MPCs guide to minor body astrometry, numbering of main-belt objects can occur after the object has been observed on two or more nights at four oppositions.
2007.01.25 New discovery, 2007 BW7, observed 20 January 2007, confirmed by Rafa Ferrando (941) on 24 Jan 2007
2007.01.22 New discovery, 2007 BR2, observed on two nights 19 & 20 January 2007
2007.01.21 After followup of 2007 AZ8, the mpc linked it to 2003 KF15, 2007 AZ8 becomes a secondary designation ;-(
2007.01.12 Asteroid discovery 2007 AZ8, confirmed on 2007.01.13 from La Canada and Pla d'Arguines (941) Rafa Ferrando. V�is�l� orbit.
2007.01.12 Confirmation of parabolic (e=1, q=3,i=40) comet C/2007 A2 Christensen
Later identification with 2006 WY182 closes the orbit to that of a periodic comet, now designated P/2007 A2 Christensen.
2007.01.11 Visual observation of comet 2006 P1 McNaught.
2006.11.01 Instalation of a webcam and weather station
2006.10.28 Confirmation of apollo object 2006 UC185, moving quite fast 17"/min, good astrometry with integration time 10s (2.2 arc sec/pixel)

First remote observations done 2006.10.27

Added MOID relative to Earth, Mars and Jupiter in, Planner, Ephemerides, also added selection by MOIDJ in, Planner, MPCORB Queries.

2006.09.16 Confirmation of NEOCP 6S13442 and detection of cometary features,P/2006 S1 Christensen IAUC 8749 MPEC 2006-S07
2006.08.26 Another discovery, with my daugther Covadonga also observing, designation 2006 QL57 seems quite brilliant at mag 18.8R
2006.08.24 New discoveries, 2006 QH33, 2006 QF40 & 2006 QE40
2006.08.22 It was very exciting to find an uncatalogued fast moving object at 1.87 arc sec per minute in a PA near 180 deg, to me looked like a NEO but it was soon discarded by the mpc, it turned out to be deep mars crosser and was soon linked to an earlier single night by 644 Palomar
2006.08.19 New discovery MBA 2006 QE10
2006.08.19 Confirmation of PHA 2006 PY17
2006.08.05 Three new objects discovered the night of August the 4th, provisional designations 2006 PK, 2006 PL and 2006 PR. 2006 PK is a Mars crosser with perihelion distance q just below 1.6 AU.
2006.07.22 Confirmation of Apollo 2006 OA5
2006.07.22 New Main Belt discovery, 2006 OJ3
2006.07.20 Confirmation of Damocloid 2006 OF2
2006.06.24 Confirmation of NEO 2006 MU12
2006.06.23 Confirmation of the recovery of comet P/1889 M1 Barnard 2 in it's first return.
2006.06.16 2006 LO, third night obtained from station 941 (R. Ferrando), orbit published a=2.68, e=0.24, i=1.26.
2006.06.03 New asteroid discovery, provisional designation 2006 LO, observed just two days (2006.06.02/03) , V�is�l� orbit
2006.05.12 Meeting on Asteroids and Comets in Europe, MACE 2006

2005 JG2 detected and measured on archive images by 608 NEAT dated 2001.04.15, this raises in one the number of observed oppositions (now 3) (just a single night in 2001 though)

(95959) Covadonga caught by 703 Catalina Sky Survey, 704 LINEAR and 699 LONEOS on 2006 Jan 26th, 2006 Feb 20th and 22th respectively at mag about 20V!

Some observations of UNIDED objects identified with recent discoveries in need of followoup due to big uncertainties K06F03S, K06F14G, also recovery of K03S93U.

Peculiar body 174P(60558) Echeclus = 2000 EC98 = 2002 GJ27 imaged, seems to have jet activity at an heliocentric distance of 13 AU.

2006.03.25 Observation of 2004 XP16, now 6 oppositions, further observation very desirable.
Confirmation of NEOCP objects 2006 FJ9 (amor), 2006 FG9 (main belt) and 2006 FK9 (amor)
2006.03.24 Confirmation of NEOCP objects, 2006 FU (apollo) and 2006 FV (amor)
2006.03.09 Congratulation letter from the President of the CSIC (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient�ficas)
2006.02.23 Two objects discovered from La Canada have been named by the mpc 117413 RamonyCajal & 117435 SeveroOchoa

The following citations are from MPC 55990:

(117413) Ramonycajal = 2005 AE13
Santiago Ram�n y Cajal (1852-1934), born in Petilla de Arag�n, Spain, was awarded the 1906 Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on the structure of the nervous system.

(117435) Severochoa = 2005 AJ29
Severo Ochoa (1905-1993), born in Luarca, Spain, discovered polynucleotide phosphorylase, an enzyme that enabled the synthesis of ribonucleic acid. His 1955 discovery provided an understanding of how genetic information is translated. For this work he was awarded the 1959 Nobel Prize in medicine.

2006.02.17 C/2005 G1 observations and followup of 2005 YV53, new observation planning page.
2006.01.24 Confirmation of apollo object 2006 BN6 published (observed 22 jan 2006)
2006.01.20 Followup of 2005 YV53, confirmation of 2006 BC (a=1.42, e=0.83, i=18.2) and 2006 BH (a=3.2, e=0.64, i=31), 2006 BH seems in a cometary orbit with Tj = 2.7
2006.01.03 Observations confirm 2005 YV53=2005 YH51 is of the Hungaria type.
2005.12.29 New object found 2005 YV53, was involved in a double designation with 2005 YH51 see MPEC 2006-A17, discovery observations done on 24 Dec 2005, V�is�l� orbit, seems interesting! probably Hungaria
2005.11.15 Severo Ochoa's centenary commemoration, organized by CSIC.
2005.10.24 New numberings (117413) 2005 AE13 & (117435) 2005 AJ29
2005.09.30 Discovery, designation 2005 SY134
2005.10.02 Confirmation of apollo virtual impactor (Torino=0) 2005 TB
2005.09.30 Discovery, designation 2005 SJ134
2005.10.01 Interesting object NEOCP SW40S3 confirmed, see animation, the tail extending to the south-west (bottom-right) precedes the comet in its motion.
(extract from FachGrouppe follows)
New Discovery!: Michael T. Read reports his discovery of a new comet on Sep. 30, 2005, in the course of the Spacewatch survey. After posting the object on the NEO Confirmation Page several observers, including J. Lacruz (La Canada), P. Birtwhistle (Great Shefford), E. J. Christensen (Mt. Lemmon), J. E. McGaha (Tucson), and J. Young (Table Mountain), were able to confirm the cometary nature of the 18.5m object. The first parabolic elements for comet C/2005 S3 (Read) indicate perihelion already on May 16, 2005, at about 2.4 AU. The comet is likely of short period. This is the 34th comet discovery by Spacewatch. (IAUC 8608, subscription required, MPEC 2005-T11)
2005.09.29 Two MBAs found at La Canada have been flagged by the mpc for numbering on the next full mpc batch (next full moon?).
2005.09.29 2005 RL9 pre-covered in images by NEAT (skymorph) dated 2001, now is a two opp. Object
2005.09.24 Confirmation of tiny apollo virtual impactor (H=23.3), size ~ 100 m, designation 2005 SR1
2005.09.24 2005 RL9 has been observed an now has a published orbit
2005.09.11 New discovery 2005 RL9, seems to be a MBA, first observed on 2005.09.09, no published orbit yet, faint.
2005.09.03 New comet P/2005 Q4 (LINEAR) confirmed from La Canada, was on NEOCP as AU78087, a faint tail was detected as seen in animation, anotheranimation andimage in false colours. Read 2005-R24 and IAUC 8595 (subscription needed)
(extract from BAA) 2005 Q4 (P/LINEAR)
A 19th magnitude, asteroidal object discovered by LINEAR on August 31.40 and posted on the NEOCP was shown to have a tail by J Lacruz (Madrid) and J Young (Table Mountain, USA). The comet reaches perihelion at 1.7 AU at the end of September. It is in an eliptical orbit with a period of 7.6 years. It will brighten a little, reaching 18th magnitude in October.
2005.08.31 2005 QH, The observations done on August the 7th have been finally included in the orbit calculation, this results in an enhanced orbit which allowed linking to observations dated back to 1993 , 2005 QH = 1998 UX26 = 2003 AZ32, low uncertainty U=1 :-) MPEC 2005-R01
2005.08.28 New comet C/2005 Q1 (LINEAR) confirmed, the object discovered by LINEAR was posted on the NEOCP as AU66131, see image , details and animation, published2005 Aug the 29th in MPEC 2005-Q48 and IAUC-8590

(extract from FachGrouppe) New Discovery!: An apparently asteroidal object discovered on Aug. 27, by the LINEAR survey has been found to be cometary after posting on the NEO Confirmation Page by J. Lacruz (Madrid), J. E. McGaha (Tucson), and J. Young (Table Mountain). The 18m comet C/2005 Q1 (LINEAR) will pass perihelion according to the uncertain and preliminary orbital elements in March 2006, at about 6.2 AU

2005.08.26 New comet C/2005 P3 SWAN observed, image available , details in MPEC 2005-Q51
2005.08.26 New discovery, 2005 QH, observed the night of August the 23th and the 24th, curiously the predictions used to point the telescope were based on observations done on August the 7th but these have not been considered by the mpc?
2005.08.25 Recovery (re-discovery) I've observed again 2005 PZ16 the night of August the 24th so the arc was 25 observations covering 23 days , using these observations the mpc linked the object to 12 observations spanning just 6 days of object 2001 YU114, the mpc has considered this to be the principal designation because :

the orbit of 2001 YU114 was "good enough" that it could be differentially-corrected to fit the 2005 observations.

Remarkably an object with a current uncertainty sigma of 230.000 arc seconds = 64 degrees = lost, gets the principal designation thanks to the good observations done four years later once the object was lost, however this is not that rare, read history of 719 Albert recovery
2005.08.12 My Birthday, while the camera was cooling down I was reviewing the images of last week 74P recovery I found a mover on these of Aug 7th , luckily it also was on the images taken the previous day, I sent the astrometry to the mpc and got back the provisional designation 2005 PZ16, I was able to image it again that night (Aug 12th), seems to be quite bright going to reach 18.0 V mag. around Sept the 22th
2005.08.06/07 Recovery of comet 74P see MPEC summary
2005.07.30 Followup astrometry and image of new big TNO 2003 UB313, some one called it the 10th planet!
2005.07.09 A picture of splitted comet C/2005 A1 was obtained early in the morning.
2005.06.24 Measuring distance to recently discovered object (now amor 2005 MX1), published on NEOCP as ETDWUAK, in collaboration with Monty Robson (John J. McCarthy observatory) and Ramon Naves (Montcabre observatory). We obtained a rough distance of 0.270 AU, some more observations where gathered by other observatories in subsequent days and the range offered by JPL Horizons ephemeris system on June.27 for the same central observation date is of 0.274 AU which agrees with our early calculation within +-0.004 AU i.e about 3% total error which is very good result provided it was quite faint 18.3R for our setups 40cm 932, 30cm 213 & 30cm J87 and moving at about 1.6 "/min.
2005.06.17 Despite the comet's low altitude and some stormy clouds I was able to acquire some images of splitted comet C/2005 K2, this comet breakup was found out by J. Pastor & S. Reyes from the Spanish Observatory J76 La Murta as published in IAUC 08543.
2005.06.07 The new Astronomy area of Campus Party event, at Valencia's Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, will be opened by Neil Armstrong. Monty Robson, of the John J. McCarthy Observatory, will conduct and collaborate on a workshop on NEO distance determination.
2005.05.13 Trying to followup the three recent discoveries and despite the clouds I was lucky to image 2005JD22, which just had a V�is�la orbit. I was expecting to have a one opposition unperturbed orbit by the morning of May.14, to my surprise the object was observed as well by G96 survey, the mpc using the latest information has linked the asteroid to one night stands in 1999, 2001, 2004 and 2005, the result is a 4 oppositions orbit with low uncertainty parameter U=1, this one is not going to be lost
2005.05.09 New designations credited to La Canada :

2005 JD 22
2005 JC22

These were also discovered the night of 2005.05.02/03 today I've just got the designations from the mpc.
2005.05.02 Asteroid found :

The night of 2005 May 02 was calm and clear at La Canada, the telescope showed some miss collimation so I adjusted the secondary to get the optical axis aligned. This resulted in very good images and the telescope seemed to reach beyond usual magnitudes easily. I pointed to an area on the ecliptic, a little east of the opposition point and started various series of images, in one of them there was an unidentified moving object which I measured, when I was about to continue in another frame I noticed another un catalogued object moving near the margin, I re-centered on it and started an additional series to measure it together with another extra one which popped up on the same frames.

I sent the astrometry of the three unidentified objects to the mpc and didn't get any designations back, no news is good news in this case. After a few days, on 2005 May 05 I got a designation back (probably a big survey has confirmed the first body), the credit is attributed to J87 La Canada. The designation is 2005 JG2, provisional V�is�l� orbit
2005.04.24 Fraternity Lunch at Mengamu�oz with M1 Group
2005.03.02 Lots of snow and freezing cold (-15 Celsius) lately at La Canada, time for arm chair astronomy indeed, I've located 2005 AJ29 on several plates from NEAT (608 & 644) dating back to 2001, now it has been observed and mesured at 4 oppositions, the uncertainty parameter dropped to 1, this ensures the asteroid is not going to be lost!
2005.02.06 2005 AJ29 = 2003 UF278 = 2003 UB304, Observations done on the 4th February resulted in 2005 AJ29 being linked to 2003 UF278 and 2003 UB304. Now has 30 observations at 2 oppositions, 2003-2005
2005.02.03 In the daily orbit update 2005 AE13 has been linked to many observations, now it has 86 observations at 8 oppositions, 1983-2005
2005.02.01 I've located and measured the trail of 2005 AE13 on DSS plates taken by the UK Schmidt Telescope at the Anglo Australian Observatory (Australia) on the 5th and 11th of Aug 1983, this raises to 4 the number of observed oppositions, with two different nights at least on each!
2005.01.30 2005 AE13 = 1996 XL2 = 1998 HX96, Rafael Ferrando from Observatorio Pla D'Arguines (941) has observed 2005 AE13, based on these observations the mpc has linked the orbit to that of 1996 XL2 and to 1998 HX96, 2005 AE13 thus becomes a three oppositions body, observability remains good next months. Rafa observed 2005 AJ29 as well, observability is acceptable for the next weeks.
2005.01.25 Asteroid 2003 SU224 (95959) has been officially named Covadonga , see discovery notes.
2005.01.14 Another designation credited to J87 La Canada 2005 AJ29
2005.01.08 Another main belt asteroid found from La Canada 2005 AE13
2005.01.03 A Larson Sekanina analysis of comet C/2004 Q2 Machholz shows fine structure in the coma.
2005.01.03 2004 XP16, based on latest observations dated 31 dic 2004 and 01 jan 2005 the mpc has linked the object to observations since 1999 spanning four opositions, see DOU J.
2005.01.01 First NEO of the year, amor type, confirmed from La Canada, 2005 AB, dynamically seems like a comet (Tj<3)
2004.12.31 New ST9 camera sees first light at La Canada observatory.
2004.12.17 K04X16P has been observed by Peter Birtwhistle (J95) at Great Shefford and Rafael Ferrando (941) at Pla d'Arguines, a first single opposition orbit has been published by the mpc (a=2.29, e=0.2, i=24.4), the asteroid may well be brighter than mpc predictions (R. Ferrando 19.4V, mpc 20.2V ). No way to observe at La Canada due to heavy fog L
2004.12.10 New asteroid discovery K04X16P, no orbit available yet (just a V�is�la approximation) from the mpc but preliminary calculations indicate a possible main belt asteroid, see ephemeris here.
2004.12.10 162P shows activity again, see A/CC news
2004.12.05 New Short period comet confirmed P/2004 WR9 (LINEAR)
2004.11.12 Amor object, dicovered by Siding Sping Survey, found to have a tail. 162P/P2004 TU12 Siding Spring = 2004 TU12
2004.11.12 Follow up of broken comet P/2003 YM159, both nucleus a and b wherevisible.
2004.11.15 has been designated as P/2004 V5
2004.10.28 Main belt asteroid discovered the 28th of September 2003 has been numbered, 2003 SU224 = 95959
2004.10.02 Early observations of comet 9/P Tempel 1, target of deep impact mission.
2004.08.16 Discovery of main belt asteroid 2004 QP
2004.07.23 Early observations of comet 32P Comas Sola
2004.07.22 Recovery of comet 131P Mueller
2004.07.15 Early observation of comet 56P Slaughter - Burnham
2004.03.18 Recovery of comet 91P Russell
2003.11.17 Detection of cometary aspect in NEOCP object, C/2003 W1, see ACC news.
2003.09.28 Discovery of main belt asteroid 2003 SU224
2003.08.25 Confirmation of PHO 2003 QQ47, was Torino 1
2002.08.03 First observations of J87 La Ca�ada published in MPEC

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