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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Haystack Catena
Clean Name Haystack Catena
Feature ID 15108
Target Mercury
Feature Type Catena, catenae


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 6.52 °
Southmost Latitude 1.91 °
Eastmost Longitude 45.30 °
Westmost Longitude 47.57 °
Diameter 274.00 km
Center Latitude 4.42 °
Center Longitude 46.48 °
Northmost Latitude 7.67 °
Southmost Latitude 1.93 °
Eastmost Longitude 45.25 °
Westmost Longitude 48.13 °
Diameter 274.02 km
Center Latitude 4.70 °
Center Longitude 46.60 °
Quad H-06 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Mar 26, 2013
Continent North America
Ethnicity American
Origin Radio telescope facility in Massachusetts.
Reference [80] - Lists of names for Mercury nomenclature, provided by David Morrison.
Updated Oct 11, 2016 1:20 PM
Additional Information Name changed from Haystack Vallis.

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