Minor White and Myke Collins discovered this asteroid on June 1, 2000, in a dense Milky Way field
Jeff Medkeff is a long-time astronomy enthusiast with many published articles and papers to his
credit. Professionally he is a computer expert who also distributes free software and
information for automated observatories.
The official citation reads:
"Jeff Medkeff was born in 1960 in Akron, OH, U.S.A. Jeff has provided help and
distributed free software for robotic operations of observatories, telescope control,
data reduction and automatic submission of results to the Minor Planet Center.
In this way, he has contributed to the discovery and photometric observations of
thousands of asteroids."
Jeff Medkeff's name was proposed by Michael Bakich during our
naming campaign. Michael is an astronomy author and editor who has also served as a