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1148 Rarahu

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Discovery date  5 July 1929
Discovered  5 July 1929
Asteroid family  Eos family
Asteroid group  Asteroid belt
Observation arc  86.77 yr (31693 days)
Orbits  Sun
Discovery site  Simeiz Observatory
1148 Rarahu
Discovered by  Alexander Nikolaevich Deutsch
Aphelion  3.3518948 AU (501.43632 Gm)
Perihelion  2.6858377 AU (401.79560 Gm)
Semi-major axis  3.0188663 AU (451.61597 Gm)
Discoverer  Alexander Nikolaevich Deutsch
People also search for  1147 Stavropolis, 1149 Volga

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 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.

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