orbit-estimation: Fast orbital parameters estimator

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orbit-estimation: Fast orbital parameters estimator

Post by Ada Coda » Fri Apr 27, 2018 7:27 pm

orbit-estimation: Fast orbital parameters estimator

Abstract: orbit-estimation tests and evaluates the Stäckel approximation method for estimating orbit parameters in galactic potentials. It relies on the approximation of the Galactic potential as a Stäckel potential, in a prolate confocal coordinate system, under which the vertical and horizontal motions decouple. By solving the Hamilton Jacobi equations at the turning points of the horizontal and vertical motions, it is possible to determine the spatial boundary of the orbit, and hence calculate the desired orbit parameters.

Credit: Mackereth, J. Ted; Bovy, Jo

Site: https://github.com/jmackereth/orbit-estimation
http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2018arXiv180202592M

Bibcode: 2018ascl.soft04009M

ID: ascl:1804.009

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