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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Hildegard K
Clean Name Hildegard K
Feature ID 15477
Target Moon
Feature Type Satellite Feature


LOLA 2011
Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude -50.50 °
Southmost Latitude -51.57 °
Eastmost Longitude 126.32 °
Westmost Longitude 124.66 °
Diameter 33.00 km
Center Latitude -51.03 °
Center Longitude 125.49 °
Quad LAC-130 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 25, 2016
Continent Europe
Ethnicity Germany
Origin Hildegard von Bingen; German writer, composer, mystic and visionary. In Germany she is considered the founder of the scientific study of natural history (1098- 1179).
Reference [59] - The New Encyclopaedia Britannica: Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., Chicago, 1974, 1993.
Updated Feb 29, 2016 10:59 AM
Parent Feature Hildegard
Additional Information Name was changed from Pikel’ner K on 02/26/2016, to Hildegard K, when the name Hildegard was approved for the larger crater in which Hildegard K is located.

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