My friend and observing partner Tony Donnangelo and I had success in observing the rapidly moving NEO 2006 VV2 from his backyard last night from 0:30 to 2:50 UT (8:30 to 10:50 p.m. EDT). We employed his 14.5" f/4.3 Starmaster Sky Tracker Dob and detailed finder charts prepared using Starry Night Pro.
This was the third NEO that I've observed telescopically. I've always particularly enjoyed being able to see a celestial object move in real time. Viewing the asteroid at 202x (9mm Nagler Type 6) allowed easy detection of its motion, particularly when it passed nearby a field star.
Asteroid 2006 VV2 was located in Leo Minor at 0:00 UT and was brighter than predicted. We both estimated it to be easily ninth magnitude. As it headed towards Leo, the asteroid narrowly missed occulting a tenth magnitude star at approximately 2:44 UT.
When we returned to the telescope after a warm-up and hot cocoa break the transparency had deteriorated considerably and we could no longer locate 2006 VV2. We observed Saturn for a bit using a variety of eyepieces yielding magnifications ranging from 202x to 455x and then called it quits for the night.