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Asteroid (255703) Stetson

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Peter Brailey Stetson (b. 1952) develops freely-available software for the analysis of CCD images and spectra, notably DAOPHOT for precision photometry in crowded fields. His fundamental contributions to numerous fields have greatly advanced astrophysics since the deployment of CCDs in the 1980s. Reference: MPC 78272

Name: 
Stetson
Number: 
255703
Designation: 
2006 QN90
Disc. Date: 
2006-08-25
Discoverer: 
Balam, D.D.
Disc. Place: 
Mauna Kea