Regular Article - Theoretical Physics
Shadows and precession of orbits in rotating Janis–Newman–Winicour spacetime
Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, 395007, Surat, Gujarat, India
2 International Center for Cosmology, Charusat University, 388421, Anand, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Physics, S.V National Institute of Technology, 395007, Surat, Gujarat, India
Accepted: 19 January 2022
Published online: 27 January 2022
In this paper, we construct the rotating Janis–Newman–Winicour (JNW) naked singularity spacetime using Newman–Janis Algorithm (NJA). We analyse NJA with and without complexification methods and find that the energy conditions do satisfied when we skip the complexification step. We study the shadows cast by rotating JNW naked singularity and compare them with the shadows cast by the Kerr black hole. We find that the shadow of the rotating naked singularity can be distinguished from the shadow of the Kerr black hole. While we analyse the precession of timelike bound orbits in rotating JNW spacetime, we find that it can have a negative (or opposite) precession, which is not present in the Kerr black hole case. These novel signatures of the shadow and orbital precession in rotating JNW naked singularity spacetime could be important in the context of the recent observation of the shadow of the M87 galactic center and the stellar dynamics of ‘S-stars’ around Milkyway galactic center.
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