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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Petronius
Clean Name Petronius
Feature ID 15023
Target Mercury
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 86.30 °
Southmost Latitude 86.30 °
Eastmost Longitude 44.70 °
Westmost Longitude 44.70 °
Diameter 36.00 km
Center Latitude 86.30 °
Center Longitude 44.70 °
Northmost Latitude 86.47 °
Southmost Latitude 85.65 °
Eastmost Longitude 34.57 °
Westmost Longitude 46.45 °
Diameter 36.00 km
Center Latitude 86.06 °
Center Longitude 40.51 °
Quad H-01 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 06, 2012
Continent Europe
Culture Roman
Origin Gaius Petronius Arbiter; Roman author (d. 66 ).
Reference [59] - The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Chicago, 1974, 1993.
Updated Aug 06, 2012 11:07 AM

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