Minor White and Myke Collins discovered this asteroid on May 26, 2000, in a dense Milky Way
field in Sagittarius. Tracking for adequate orbital determination required quick software
Tim Puckett, a veteran astrophotographer and pioneer in the CCD astronomy field, has contributed data
and images to NASA. His work has appeared on the Students for the Exploration and Development
of Space (SEDS) and in many publications across the globe.
The official citation reads:
"Tim Puckett was born 1962 in Atlanta, GA., U.S.A. Tim built the Puckett observatory
for cometary studies and supernova discovery. His team has over 75 supernova discoveries
to their credit."
Tim Puckett's name was proposed by Michael Peoples during our
naming campaign. Mike has been
involved in astronomy since he was seven years old. As an adult, Mike has
been active in the development of astrophotography and CCD imaging for amateur
astronomers. He is currently a co-investigator in Tim Puckett's volunteer