ORBITS, MASSES, AND EVOLUTION OF MAIN BELT TRIPLE (87) SYLVIA

@article{Fang2012ORBITSMA,
  title={ORBITS, MASSES, AND EVOLUTION OF MAIN BELT TRIPLE (87) SYLVIA},
  author={J. Fang and J. Margot and P. Rojo},
  journal={The Astronomical Journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={144},
  pages={70}
}
Sylvia is a triple asteroid system located in the main belt. We report new adaptive optics observations of this system that extend the baseline of existing astrometric observations to a decade. We present the first fully dynamical 3-body model for this system by fitting to all available astrometric measurements. This model simultaneously fits for individual masses, orbits, and primary oblateness. We find that Sylvia is composed of a dominant central mass surrounded by two satellites orbiting at… Expand

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