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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Pactolus Catena

Basic Info

Feature Name Pactolus Catena
Clean Name Pactolus Catena
Feature ID 14374
Target Dione
Feature Type Catena, catenae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 14.47 °
Southmost Latitude 2.21 °
Eastmost Longitude 320.64 °
Westmost Longitude 334.57 °
Diameter 180.00 km
Center Latitude 8.79 °
Center Longitude 327.15 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Mar 17, 2008
Continent Europe
Culture Roman
Origin A Lydian river said to carry gold dust after King Midas washed off his golden touch in its waters.
Reference [44] - The Aeneid of Virgil, translated by Allen Mandelbaum: Bantam Books, Inc., New York, 1971.
Updated May 23, 2008 10:42 AM

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