Abstract

The orbital structure of triaxial models with weak central density cusps, ∝ r−, < 1, is investigated. The stability of the x- (long-) axis orbit – and hence the existence of box orbits – depends sensitively on; the range of model shapes for which the x-axis orbit is stable becomes progressively smaller as approaches one. The banana and fish boxlets in the x − z (long axis–short axis) plane are stable over a wide range of model parameters. The boxlets in the x − y and y − z planes are generally vertically unstable. (Refer to PDF file for exact formulas).

Publication Date

5-19-1997

Comments

Archived in: arXiv:astro-ph/9705138 v1 19 May 1997 AND Rutgers Astrophysics Preprint Series No. 208 This work was supported by NSF grant AST 90-16515 and by NASA grant NAG 5-2803.ISSN:1538-3881 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

School of Physics and Astronomy (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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