The unperturbed motion in Maneff's gravitational field (generated by a quasi-homogeneous potential) is being considered. The trajectories (precessional conic sections) representing solutions of the Maneff two-body problem are found to appear just as (arcs of) conic sections in the velocity plane. The only case of astronomical interest, the (arcs of) ellipses, is fully discussed and some remarks are made on qualitative behaviour of the motion.
Bulletin Astronomique de Belgrade
- Pub Date:
- November 1995
- Two-Body Problem;
- Gravitational Field: Motions