Needing to understand the comparative size of the largest objects in the asteroid belt, I decided to compile a graphic showing as many objects as I had the patience to find. So far, I’ve managed the first twenty two.
The images are roughly to scale. Only four are direct images, the rest are constructed from adaptive-optics images, optical light curves and shape models, as detailed in the image footer. I plan to keep adding more images until they get too small to see in the graphic.