On central congurations of the (kn)-body problem

We consider planar central configurations of the Newtonian kn-body problem consisting in k groups of regular n-gons of equal masses, called (k , n)-crown. We derive the equations of central configurations for a general ( k, n)-crown. When k = 2 we prove the existence of a twisted (2, n)-crown for any value of the mass ratio. Moreover, for n = 3, 4 and any value of the mass ratio, we give the exact number of twisted (2, n)-crowns, and describe their location. Finally, we conjecture that for any value of the mass ratio there exist exactly three (2; n)-crowns for n>=5 ​
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