We study the planar central configurations of the 1 + n body problem where one mass is large and the other n masses are infinitesimal and equal. We find analytically all these central configurations when 2≤n≤4. Numerically, first we provide evidence that when n9 the only central configuration is the regular n-gon with the large mass in its barycenter, and second we provide also evidence of the existence of an axis of symmetry for every central configuration. © 2004 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
|Journal||Celestial Mechanics and Dynamical Astronomy|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2004|
- 1 + n body problem
- Contol configuration
- Coorbital satellites