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Relative orientation in a 1:1 resonance of a planet and a satellite

The mean motion $n$ and the time-derivative of the true anomaly ${\nu}$, are related by $$ n\,=\,\frac{(1-e^2)^{3/2}}{(1+\cos f)^{2}}~\dot{\nu}~~. $$ Therefrom it is clear that in the pericentre (i.e.,...
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