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Message started by frankuitaalst on 05/08/14 at 09:20:06

Title: Vesta coorbitals
Post by frankuitaalst on 05/08/14 at 09:20:06

According to the paper in the Ceres and Gefion posts  ( Apostolos A. Christou, P. Wiegert  )  these  asteroids are said to be in coorbital motion with Vesta :
"22668",yellow
"98231",red
"156810",green
"121118 ",red
"134633" ,blue

Herunder is an animation of the motion of the asteroids in rotating frame to Vesta .
One frame covers 10 Vesta years .
Total duration of the sim is 6000 years .

 

Title: Vesta coorbitals
Post by frankuitaalst on 05/08/14 at 09:25:15

In the above animation one can see cross one asteroid to the orbit of Vesta .

For an observer on the sun , looking at Vesta , for 6000 years the motion of this asteroid should look as in the following animation.
Each frame last 10 Vesta years .
The angle of view is 120 ( wide field ) ! .

(Edit : for this sim I used my own "Picard integrator" which has the feature "look from towards ..." in perpective view. )

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