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Tarqeq
Adjective(s) Scott S. Sheppard
David C. Jewitt
Jan Kleyna
Brian G. Marsden
Orbital properties
Aphelion/apoapsis 13 April 2007
Perihelion/periapsis [1][2]
Semi-major axis 2007 Apr. 10.0
Orbital eccentricity [1]
Orbital period 17.9106 Gm
Average orbital speed 0.1081
Physical properties
Radius 49.90°
Mass 894.86 d
Mean density 7 km[1]
Escape velocity ~3 d
Rotation period Unknown
Average surface temperature Unknown
Apparent magnitude Unknown
Moons 0

Tarqeq also known as Saturn LII (provisional designation S/2007 S 1) is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on 13 April 2007 from observations taken between 5 January 2006 and 22 March 2007. It is named after Tarqeq, the Inuit moon god, and is a member of the Inuit group of irregular satellites. It is about seven kilometres in diameter. The Cassini spacecraft observed Tarqeq over 1.5 days on 15–16 January 2014.

The Tarqiup (Tarqeqian) orbit lies at an inclination of 49.90° (to the ecliptic; 49.77° to Saturn's equator), with an eccentricity of 0.1081 and a semi-major axis of 17.9106 Gm. Tarqeq orbits in a prograde direction with a period of 894.86 days.

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Saturnian Moons
S/2009 S 1 - (nameless moonlets) - Pan - Daphnis - Atlas - Prometheus - Pandora - Epimetheus - Janus - Aegaeon - Mimas - Methone - Anthe - Pallene - Enceladus - Tethys - Telesto - Calypso - Dione - Helene - Polydeuces - Rhea - Titan - Hyperion - Iapetus - Kiviuq - Ijiraq - Phoebe - Paaliaq - Skathi - Albiorix - S/2007 S 2 - Bebhionn - Erriapus - Skoll - Siarnaq - Tarqeq - - S/2004 S 13 - Greip - Hyrrokin - Jarnsaxa - Tarvos - Mundilfari - S/2006 S 1 - S/2004 S 17 - Bergelmir - Narvi -Suttungr - Hati - S/2004 S 12 - Farbauti -Thrymr - Aegir - S/2007 S 3 - Bestla - S/2004 S 7 - S/2006 S 3 - Fenrir - Surtur - Kari - Ymir - Loge - Fornjot