### Asymptotic estimates for a perturbation of the linearization of an equation for compressible viscous fluid flow

We prove a priori estimates for a linear system of partial differential equations originating from the equations for the flow of a barotropic compressible viscous fluid under the influence of the gravity it generates. These estimates will be used in a forthcoming paper to prove the nonlinear stability of the motionless, spherically symmetric equilibrium states of barotropic, self-gravitating viscous fluids with respect to perturbations of zero total angular momentum. These equilibrium states as...