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Finding the Mass of Sagittarius A* by Measuring the Orbit of S2

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: Dr. Robert Roseberry
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From data describing the orbit of the star S2 around the black hole at the centre of the Galaxy, Sagittarius A*, calculate the black hole's mass in solar mass units. The period (P) of S2 is 15.559 years; the orbital eccentricity (e) is 0.88; and the parigalacticon distance (d) is 1.835 * 1013 m.

For more information on how to do this problem, and for tables of relevant data, see www.canismajor.ca.

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Publish Date: September 25, 2017
Created In: Maple 2015
Language: English

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