Dynamical mass and multiplicity constraints on co-orbital bodies around stars

  title={Dynamical mass and multiplicity constraints on co-orbital bodies around stars},
  author={Dimitri Veras and Thomas R. Marsh and Boris T. Gaensicke},
  journal={Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
Objects transiting near or within the disruption radius of both main sequence (e.g. KOI 1843) and white dwarf (WD 1145+017) stars are now known. Upon fragmentation or disintegration, these planets or asteroids may produce co-orbital configurations of nearly equal-mass objects. However, as evidenced by the co-orbital objects detected by transit photometry in the WD 1145+017 system, these bodies are largely unconstrained in size, mass, and total number (multiplicity). Motivated by potential… 

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