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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Abul Wáfa
Clean Name Abul Wafa
Feature ID 22
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 1.86 °
Southmost Latitude 0.07 °
Eastmost Longitude 117.52 °
Westmost Longitude 115.74 °
Diameter 54.18 km
Center Latitude 0.96 °
Center Longitude 116.63 °
Northmost Latitude 1.91 °
Southmost Latitude 0.12 °
Eastmost Longitude 117.55 °
Westmost Longitude 115.76 °
Diameter 54.18 km
Center Latitude 1.01 °
Center Longitude 116.65 °
Northmost Latitude 1.00 °
Southmost Latitude 1.00 °
Eastmost Longitude 116.60 °
Westmost Longitude 116.60 °
Diameter 55.00 km
Center Latitude 1.00 °
Center Longitude 116.60 °
Quad LAC-65 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1970
Continent Asia
Ethnicity Persian
Origin Abū al-Wafā al-Būzajāni; Persian mathematician, astronomer (940-998).
Reference [75] - Webster's Biographical Dictionary: G. and C. Merriam Company, Springfield, Mass., 1974 (and other editions).
Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Abul Wáfa A
Abul Wáfa Q

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