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Title: Radar Observations of Asteroids 7 Iris, 9 Metis, 12 Victoria, 216 Kleopatra, and 654 Zelinda
Authors: Mitchell, David L.
Ostro, Steven J.
Rosema, Keith D.
Hudson, R. Scott
Campbell, Donald B.
Chandler, John F.
Shapiro, Irwin I.
Issue Date: 1995
Citation: Icarus
Abstract: We report 13-cm wavelength radar observations of the main-belt asteroids 7 Iris, 9 Metis, 12 Victoria, 216 Kleopatra, and 654 Zelinda obtained at Arecibo between 1980 and 1989. The echoes are highly polarized, yet broadly distributed in Doppler frequency, indicating that our targets are smooth on decimeter scales, but very rough on some scales(s) larger than about one meter. Upon completion of the Arecibo telescope upgrade, there will be several opportunities per year to resolve main-belt asteroids with hundreds of delay-Doppler cells, which can be inverted to provide estimates of both three dimensional shape and radar scattering properties.
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