On Oct.14: The Minor Planet Center has now give the asteroid it's official name: 2005 TV51
Object Name: 2005 TV51
Close Approach Date: 2005-Oct-14
Miss Distance (AU): 0.0106
Miss Distance (LD): 4.1
Estimated Diameter*: 14 m - 31 m
Relative Velocity (km/sec): 9.62
1 AU = ~150 million kilometers
1 LD = Lunar Distance = ~384,000 kilometers
* Diameter estimates based on the object's absolute magnitude.
Thanks to Spacewatch, The Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, and the University of Arizona for permission to use the images. The images are copyright (c)2005 by the Arizona Board of Regents.