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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Robigalia Catena
Clean Name Robigalia Catena
Feature ID 15063
Target Vesta
Feature Type Catena, catenae


IAU Coordinate System for (4) Vesta
Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude -12.55 °
Southmost Latitude -15.23 °
Eastmost Longitude 28.75 °
Westmost Longitude 10.64 °
Diameter 79.21 km
Center Latitude -14.04 °
Center Longitude 19.78 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Nov 21, 2012
Continent Europe
Culture Roman
Origin Roman festival where a dog was sacrificed to the god Robigus to prevent the red dust, or mildew, which attacked corn when the ear was beginning to form.
Reference [261] - Roman Festivals of the Period of the Republic, by W. Warde Fowler: MacMillan and Co., London, 1908.
Updated Mar 19, 2014 9:27 AM

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