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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Burbidge
Clean Name Burbidge
Feature ID 16250
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


LOLA 2011
Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude -86.04 °
Southmost Latitude -86.68 °
Eastmost Longitude 53.77 °
Westmost Longitude 43.22 °
Diameter 21.00 km
Center Latitude -86.35 °
Center Longitude 48.60 °
Quad LAC-144 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Aug 02, 2023
Continent Europe
Ethnicity England
Origin E. Margaret; British-American observational astronomer and astrophysicist (1919-2020).
Reference [763] - Retrospective: Eleanor Margaret Burbidge (1919-2020): Astronomer, astrophysicist, and champion of gender equality
Updated Aug 02, 2023 7:53 PM
Additional Information Feature name also honors Geoffrey Burbidge (1925-2010), second author (after E. Margaret) of the landmark scientific paper "Synthesis of the Elements in Stars."

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