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Asteroid (11675) Billboyle

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[Willard Sterling] Boyle (b. 1924 in Amherst, NS) co-invented the CCD while at Bell Laboratories in 1969. This device has revolutionized both amateur and professional astronomy. Dr. Boyle was co-awarded the 2009 Nobel Prize in Physics. This minor planet was automatically detected by a CCD during an amateur survey.

 
Orbit type: Main Belt Asteroid 
 
Ref: MPC 41031
Name: 
Billboyle
Number: 
11675
Designation: 
1998 CP2
Disc. Date: 
1998-02-15
Discoverer: 
Antonini, P.
Disc. Place: 
Bedoin