Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Target Coordinate Systems

Coordinate Systems for Planets and Satellites


Below is a list of the IAU-accepted coordinate systems for the planets and satellites.

Target Coordinate Systems Control Networks
Amalthea Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Ariel Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Callisto Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Deimos Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Dione Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Enceladus Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Epimetheus Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Europa Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Ganymede Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Hyperion Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Iapetus Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Io Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Voyager/Galileo SSI
Janus Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Mars Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
MDIM 2.0
MDIM 2.1
Mercury Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
MESSENGER Team
Preliminary MESSENGER
Mimas Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Miranda Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Moon Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
ULCN 2005
LOLA 2011
Oberon Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Phobos Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Phoebe Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Proteus Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Puck Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Rhea Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Tethys Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Thebe Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Titan Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Titania Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Triton Planetographic, +East, 0 - 360
Umbriel Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Venus Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360

Note: The IAU has a separate system for small bodies. Coordinates and systems for these targets will be updated when data are available.