Vesta the asteroid is currently brighter than magnitude 6, and in the middle of the upside-down question mark that is the constellation Leo. Here's a pic from a panasonic Lumix digital camera on a 6 inch tripod. 60 sec exposure.
It's the upper of the two central green streaks.
The point of this is just to show that asteroids can be photographed with the family digital camera out the back window.