... was discovered by amateur Helmut Michels at Herrenberg, Germany on September 4, 2006. One of the rare PHA discoveries by amateurs today. It was posted with impact solutions on September 6 and removed on the 15th. It had its close approach of 0.0129 AU (4.9 lunar distances) on October 7. It was a Goldstone Radar target on October 4. The size is estimated with 310 meters.
We provided follow-up observations on September 9, 11, 12 and 29.
2006 RZ, PHA, 18.2 mag , P.A. 314.5°, 0.82"/min 3 stacks of 180 sec. each, 16 inch SC, ST8-XME 2x2 binned, North is down and east is to the right.