Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Hegu on Moon


Feature Name Hegu
Clean Name Hegu
Feature ID 15783
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Control Network LOLA 2011
Northernmost Latitude -46.27 °
Southernmost Latitude -46.34 °
Easternmost Longitude 177.62 °
Westernmost Longitude 177.52 °
Diameter 2.20 km
Center Latitude -46.30 °
Center Longitude 177.57 °
Continent Asia
Group or Country
Quad LAC-119 [pdf]
Reference [500] - The Chinese Sky During the Han: Constellating Stars and Society, by Xiaochun Sun and Jacob Kistemaker: Brill, 1997.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 04, 2019
Origin Constellation name in the ancient Chinese star map, which contains the star Altair, also known as Niulang, the cowherd who marries Zhinyu in the Chinese folk tale “The Cowherd and the Weaver Girl.”
Last Updated Feb 04, 2019 6:08 PM

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