Toward Relativistic Orbit Fitting of Galactic Center Stars and Pulsars

@article{Angelil2010TowardRO,
  title={Toward Relativistic Orbit Fitting of Galactic Center Stars and Pulsars},
  author={R. Ang'elil and P. Saha and D. Merritt},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={720},
  pages={1303-1310}
}
  • R. Ang'elil, P. Saha, D. Merritt
  • Published 2010
  • Physics
  • The Astrophysical Journal
  • The S stars orbiting the Galactic center black hole reach speeds of up to a few percent the speed of light during pericenter passage. This makes, for example, S2 at pericenter much more relativistic than known binary pulsars and opens up new possibilities for testing general relativity. This paper develops a technique for fitting nearly Keplerian orbits with perturbations from the Schwarzschild curvature, frame dragging, and the black hole spin-induced quadrupole moment, to redshift… CONTINUE READING

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