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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Compton
Clean Name Compton
Feature ID 1278
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 58.62 °
Southmost Latitude 53.19 °
Eastmost Longitude 109.07 °
Westmost Longitude 99.38 °
Diameter 164.63 km
Center Latitude 55.86 °
Center Longitude 104.05 °
Northmost Latitude 55.60 °
Southmost Latitude 55.10 °
Eastmost Longitude 108.30 °
Westmost Longitude 99.40 °
Diameter 162.00 km
Center Latitude 55.30 °
Center Longitude 103.80 °
Northmost Latitude 58.59 °
Southmost Latitude 53.16 °
Eastmost Longitude 108.74 °
Westmost Longitude 99.05 °
Diameter 164.63 km
Center Latitude 55.83 °
Center Longitude 103.73 °
Quad LAC-16 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1970
Continent North America
Ethnicity American
Origin Arthur Holly; American physicist, Nobel laureate (1892-1962); Karl Taylor; American physicist (1887-1954).
Reference [68] - World Who's Who in Science, edited by Allen G. Debus: Western Publishing Company, Hannibal, Mo., 1968: New York, 1973.
Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Compton E
Compton R
Compton W

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