654 Zelinda is a minor planet orbiting the Sun that was discovered on January 4, 1908 by German astronomer August Kopff. On favorable oppositions, it can be as bright as magnitude 10.0, as on January 30, 2016.
In 1988, this object was detected with
radar from the Arecibo Observatory at a distance of 0.89 AU. The measured radar cross-section was 2,200 km 2. Measurements made using the [2 ] adaptive optics system at the W. M. Keck Observatory give a diameter estimate of 131 km. This is 13% smaller than the diameter estimated from the IRAS observatory measurements. It is roughly triangular in shape. [3 ]
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^ a b c Carry, B. (December 2012), Density of asteroids, Planetary and Space Science 73: 98-118, arXiv: 1203.4336, Bibcode: 2012P&SS...73...98C, doi: 10.1016/j.pss.2012.03.009. See Table 1.
^ Ostro, S. J. et al. (October 1991), Asteroid radar astrometry, Astronomical Journal 102: 1490–1502, Bibcode: 1991AJ....102.1490O, doi: 10.1086/115975.
^ Marchis, F. et al. (November 2006), Shape, size and multiplicity of main-belt asteroids. I. Keck Adaptive Optics survey, Icarus 185 (1): 39–63, Bibcode: 2006Icar..185...39M, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2006.06.001, PMC 2600456, PMID 19081813.
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