Regions of stability of asteroidsUsing Hill's modified stability criterion, regions of orbital elements are established for conditions of stability. The model of the three-dimensional restricted problem of three bodies is used with the sun and Jupiter as the primaries. Four different cases are studied: direct and retrograde, outside and inside asteroidal orbits. The directions of the asteroidal orbits refer to the synodical reference frame and the positions refer to Jupiter's orbit. The orbital parameters of the asteroids are the semi-major axis (a), the eccentricity (e), and the inclination from Jupiter's orbital plane (i). The argument of the perihelion and the longitude of the ascending node are fixed at Omega = omega = 90 deg and the time of perihelion passage is T = 0 for all orbits.
Szebehely, V. (Texas Univ. Austin, TX, United States)
Lundberg, J. (Texas, University Austin, TX, United States)
Vicente, R. (Lisboa, Universidade Lisbon, Portugal)