The motion of the perihelion of Trojan asteroids

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The problem is investigated by using the equations of Jupiter's main perturbations in the eccentricity and in the perihelion longitude of Trojan asteroids. The limits and the period of the variation of the eccentricity and of the perihelion longitude are calculated for 30 Trojans. The perihelion is shown to circulate in 20 cases and to librate for 10 asteroids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-67
Number of pages9
JournalCelestial Mechanics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 1979

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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