Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Erté
Clean Name Erte
Feature ID 15141
Target Mercury
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 27.99 °
Southmost Latitude 26.93 °
Eastmost Longitude 116.91 °
Westmost Longitude 118.19 °
Diameter 48.55 km
Center Latitude 27.46 °
Center Longitude 117.55 °
Northmost Latitude 27.98 °
Southmost Latitude 26.91 °
Eastmost Longitude 116.69 °
Westmost Longitude 117.98 °
Diameter 48.50 km
Center Latitude 27.44 °
Center Longitude 117.33 °
Quad H-03 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Jun 18, 2013
Continent Europe
Culture France
Origin Romain de Tirtoff; French artist and designer of Russian origin (1892-1990).
Reference [303] - Erté, Things I Remember: An Autobiography: Quadrangle/The New York Times Book Co., 1975.
Updated Oct 11, 2016 12:18 PM

The boundaries shown on the maps above are approximate and are intended only to portray the locations of named features and their rough extents.

Changes in the control network drop down are not reflected automatically on the map. You may wish to select a different layer on the map to match the control network for the geometry you are viewing.

PDF Maps of Mercury