It Can Be Tricky Calculating the Location of Lagrange Points

Image: Rhett Allain. Object at L2 near a binary star system (created with Glowscript/Vpython)

I didn’t plan on writing this. My goal was to make a series of videos exploring all the cool aspects of Lagrange points (video playlist here). However, stuff gets complicated and I made some mistakes. So, here I am — trying to fix those mistakes. Oh, one more thing. My goal wasn’t to find the locations of Lagrange points, it was to build my own model (mostly from scratch) to calculate…