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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Gong Saxum

Basic Info

Feature Name Gong Saxum
Clean Name Gong Saxum
Feature ID 16266
Target Didymos
Feature Type Saxum, saxa


Coordinate System Planetocentric, +East, 0 - 360
Northmost Latitude
Southmost Latitude
Eastmost Longitude
Westmost Longitude
Diameter 0.00 km
Center Latitude 58.00 °
Center Longitude 1.90 °
Quad -

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date Nov 14, 2023
Continent Asia
Culture Indonesia
Origin Indonesian name of a percussion musical instrument popular in East and South East Asia, a circular metal disk with a definite or indefinite pitch, which is hung vertically and hit in the center by a soft beater; originated in Ancient China.
Reference [778] - Excursions in World Music, Sixth Edition, ed. by Timothy Rommen: Routledge, 2016.
Updated Dec 15, 2023 7:56 PM
Additional Information Gong Saxum defines 1.9E longitude to be the prime meridian anchor for the Didymos longitude system.

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