, Volume 284, Issue 3, pp 1013-1033

Retrograde Orbits in Ring Configurations of N Bodies

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New families of simple, double and triple periodic symmetric retrograde orbits in various ring configurations are presented in this paper, providing new information on the dynamic behavior of such many-body systems. The evolution of the characteristic curves and of their orbits-members is discussed as well as their most prominent qualitative aspects.

This revised version was published online in July 2006 with corrections to the Cover Date.