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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Dechen
Clean Name Dechen
Feature ID 1456
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 46.32 °
Southmost Latitude 45.92 °
Eastmost Longitude -67.89 °
Westmost Longitude -68.47 °
Diameter 12.04 km
Center Latitude 46.12 °
Center Longitude -68.18 °
Northmost Latitude 46.33 °
Southmost Latitude 45.93 °
Eastmost Longitude -67.87 °
Westmost Longitude -68.44 °
Diameter 12.04 km
Center Latitude 46.13 °
Center Longitude -68.16 °
Northmost Latitude 46.10 °
Southmost Latitude 46.10 °
Eastmost Longitude -68.20 °
Westmost Longitude -68.20 °
Diameter 12.00 km
Center Latitude 46.10 °
Center Longitude -68.20 °
Quad LAC-22 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1935
Continent Europe
Ethnicity Germany
Origin Ernst Heinrich Karl von; German geologist, mineralogist (1800-1889).
Reference [66] - Named Lunar Formations, by Mary A. Blagg and K. Müller: Percy Lund, Humphries and Co. Ltd., London, 1935.
Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Dechen A
Dechen B
Dechen C
Dechen D

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