Orbits of LMC/SMC with recent ground-based proper motions
|Year of publication
|Article in Proceedings
|EPJ Web of Conferences, Assembling the Puzzle of the Milky Way
|MU Faculty or unit
|Astronomy and astrophysics
|galaxies: interactions; galaxies: N-body simulations; galaxies Milky Way; galaxies: Magellanic Clouds;
|In recent years, with new ground-based and HST measurements of proper motions of the Magellanic Clouds being published, a need of a reanalysis of possible orbital history has arisen. As complementary to other studies, we present a partial examination of the parameter space – aimed at exploring the uncertainties in the proper motions of both Clouds, taking into account the updated values of Galactic constants and Solar motion, which kinematically and dynamically influence the orbits of the satellites. In the chosen setup of the study, none of the binding scenarios of this pair could be neglected.