1148 Rarahu


1148 Rarahu

Infobox Planet
minorplanet = yes
bgcolour = #FFFFC0
name = 1148 Rarahu cite web | title="JPL Small-Body Database Browser" | url=http://ssd.jpl.nasa.gov/sbdb.cgi?sstr=1148 | accessdate= October 17 | accessyear= 2007 ]
discovery = yes
discoverer = Deutsch, A.
discovered = 1929-Jul-05
epoch = Orbital Elements at Epoch 2454400.5 (2007-Oct-27.0) TDB
aphelion = 3.3630401 AU
perihelion = 2.6699719 AU
semimajor = 3.016506 AU
eccentricity = 0.1148793
period = 1913.6156678 days
5.24 years
inclination = 10.8444 °
asc_node = 145.57687 °
mean_anomaly = 321.60083 °
arg_peri = 174.02848 °
physical_characteristics = yes| dimensions = diameter 33.23
albedo = 0.1393
spectral_type = S (Tholen) K (SSMASSII)
abs_magnitude = 10.15 mag
rotation= 6. h

1148 Rarahu is a main belt asteroid orbiting the Sun. Approximately 33 kilometers in diameter, it makes a revolution around the Sun once every 5 years. It completes one rotation once every 6 hours. It was discovered by Alexander Nikolaevich Deutsch on July 5, 1929. On July 28, it was independently discovered by Cyril V. Jackson and H.E. Wood in Johannesburg, South Africa. Rarahu is the Tahitian name for a girl, taken from the novel " _fr. Le mariage de Loti" ("Loti's Marriage") by Louis Marie Julien Viaud, a.k.a. Pierre Loti. The asteroid's provisional name was 1929 NA. [cite book |last= Schmadel |first= Lutz D. |title= Dictionary of Minor Planet Names |publisher= Springer |year= 2003 |isbn= 3540002383 ]

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