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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Hercules
Clean Name Hercules
Feature ID 2467
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 47.95 °
Southmost Latitude 45.70 °
Eastmost Longitude 40.86 °
Westmost Longitude 37.57 °
Diameter 68.32 km
Center Latitude 46.82 °
Center Longitude 39.21 °
Northmost Latitude 47.95 °
Southmost Latitude 45.66 °
Eastmost Longitude 40.84 °
Westmost Longitude 37.50 °
Diameter 70.53 km
Center Latitude 46.91 °
Center Longitude 39.20 °
Northmost Latitude 46.70 °
Southmost Latitude 46.70 °
Eastmost Longitude 39.10 °
Westmost Longitude 39.10 °
Diameter 69.00 km
Center Latitude 46.70 °
Center Longitude 39.10 °
Quad LAC-27 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1935
Continent Europe
Ethnicity Greek
Origin Latin spelling for Greek mythological hero Heracles.
Reference [93] - Funk and Wagnalls Standard Dictionary of Folklore, Mythology, and Legend, edited by Maria Leach: Harper and Row, Inc., New York, 1984.
Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Hercules B
Hercules C
Hercules D
Hercules E
Hercules F
Hercules G
Hercules H
Hercules J
Hercules K

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