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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Hegu
Clean Name Hegu
Feature ID 15783
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


LOLA 2011
Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude -46.27 °
Southmost Latitude -46.34 °
Eastmost Longitude 177.62 °
Westmost Longitude 177.52 °
Diameter 2.20 km
Center Latitude -46.30 °
Center Longitude 177.57 °
Quad LAC-119 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Feb 04, 2019
Continent Asia
Culture China
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.”
Reference [500] - The Chinese Sky During the Han: Constellating Stars and Society, by Xiaochun Sun and Jacob Kistemaker: Brill, 1997.
Updated Feb 04, 2019 6:08 PM

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