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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name King
Clean Name King
Feature ID 3037
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 6.22 °
Southmost Latitude 3.71 °
Eastmost Longitude 121.76 °
Westmost Longitude 119.23 °
Diameter 76.21 km
Center Latitude 4.96 °
Center Longitude 120.49 °
Northmost Latitude 6.32 °
Southmost Latitude 3.76 °
Eastmost Longitude 121.71 °
Westmost Longitude 119.14 °
Diameter 77.55 km
Center Latitude 5.04 °
Center Longitude 120.43 °
Northmost Latitude 5.00 °
Southmost Latitude 5.00 °
Eastmost Longitude 120.50 °
Westmost Longitude 120.50 °
Diameter 76.00 km
Center Latitude 5.00 °
Center Longitude 120.50 °
Quad LAC-65 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1970
Continent North America
Ethnicity American
Origin Arthur Scott; American physicist (1876-1957); Edward Skinner; American astronomer (1861-1931).
Reference [196] - Who Was Who in American History-Science and Technology, Marquis Who's Who Inc., Chicago, 1975.
Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) King J
King Y

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