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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 .  
 
   
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Reply #1 - 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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