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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Grifo Rupes
Clean Name Grifo Rupes
Feature ID 15847
Target Mercury
Feature Type Rupes, rupēs


Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 14.90 °
Southmost Latitude 0.92 °
Eastmost Longitude 346.12 °
Westmost Longitude 357.45 °
Diameter 783.00 km
Center Latitude 7.90 °
Center Longitude 354.62 °
Quad H-10 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Jun 10, 2019
Continent Europe
Culture Portugal
Origin Portugese; ship used by D. João de Castro to make a survey of magnetic declination in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans in 1538.
Reference [534] - History of the Portuguese Navigation in India, 1497-1600, by K. M. Mathew: Mittal Publications, Dehli, 1988.
Updated Jun 10, 2019 1:01 PM

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