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Tarqeq
Discovery
Discovered by Scott S. Sheppard
David C. Jewitt
Jan Kleyna
Brian G. Marsden
Discovery date 13 April 2007
Designations
MPC designation Saturn LII
Named after
Tarqiup Inua
S/2007 S 1
Adjectives Tarqiupian, Tarqeqian
Orbital characteristics
Epoch 2007 Apr. 10.0
17.9106 Gm
Eccentricity 0.1081
894.86 d
Inclination 49.90°
Satellite of Saturn
Physical characteristics
Mean diameter
6+50%
−30%
 km
76.13±0.01 h

Tarqeq or Saturn LII (provisional designation S/2007 S 1) is a moon of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on April 13, 2007, from observations taken between January 5, 2006 and March 22, 2007.

The semi-major axis of Tarqeq is 17,910,000 km and it orbits Saturn in 894.86 days. The orbit is at an inclination of 49.90° (to the ecliptic; 49.77°to Saturn's equator), with an eccentricity of 0.1081. The diameter of the moon is 7 km. It is a member of the Inuit group of non-spherical moons.

Tarqeq is named after Tarqeq, the Inuit moon god.

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