Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Fossa, fossae: Saturnalia Fossae on Vesta

Saturnalia Fossae

Feature Name Saturnalia Fossae
Clean Name Saturnalia Fossae
Feature ID 14912
Target Vesta
Feature Type Fossa, fossae
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Control Network IAU Coordinate System for (4) Vesta
Northernmost Latitude 47.74 °
Southernmost Latitude 15.75 °
Easternmost Longitude 87.68 °
Westernmost Longitude 0.49 °
Diameter 344.94 km
Center Latitude 28.05 °
Center Longitude 37.05 °
Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [261] - Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic, by W. Warde Fowler: MacMillan and Co., London, 1908.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Dec 27, 2011
Origin Three-day Roman festival starting on December 17, with sacrifices, public feasting, gifts, and slaves were waited on by their masters.
Last Updated Mar 19, 2014 10:22 AM
Additional Information Saturnalia Fossa changed to Saturnalia Fossae February 5, 2014, and coordinates amended.

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