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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Pulfrich
Clean Name Pulfrich
Feature ID 15925
Target Pluto
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude 78.73 °
Southmost Latitude 76.86 °
Eastmost Longitude 140.44 °
Westmost Longitude 131.53 °
Diameter 37.70 km
Center Latitude 77.80 °
Center Longitude 135.99 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 05, 2020
Continent Europe
Culture Germany
Origin Carl; German physicist, inventor of the blink comparator which Clyde Tombaugh used for discovery of Pluto (1858-1927).
Reference [581] - Discovering Pluto: Exploration at the Edge of the Solar System, by Dale Cruikshank and William Sheehan: University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 2018.
Updated Aug 10, 2020 8:05 PM

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