For the new moon (lunation number 289), the new release (ابن الهيثم) is out. A new rotating and pulsating reference frame has been added; it is in this frame that the Lagrange points are defined for the elliptic restricted three body problem. When this frame is used as the plotting frame, the equipotentials of the centrifugal plus gravitational potential are drawn, so that the Lagrange points can be seen. This provides valuable context when planning low-energy transfers and other
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