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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Ariadaeus
Clean Name Ariadaeus
Feature ID 373
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 4.73 °
Southmost Latitude 4.38 °
Eastmost Longitude 17.45 °
Westmost Longitude 17.10 °
Diameter 10.40 km
Center Latitude 4.55 °
Center Longitude 17.28 °
Northmost Latitude 4.60 °
Southmost Latitude 4.60 °
Eastmost Longitude 17.30 °
Westmost Longitude 17.30 °
Diameter 11.00 km
Center Latitude 4.60 °
Center Longitude 17.30 °
Northmost Latitude 4.70 °
Southmost Latitude 4.36 °
Eastmost Longitude 17.43 °
Westmost Longitude 17.09 °
Diameter 10.40 km
Center Latitude 4.53 °
Center Longitude 17.26 °
Quad LAC-60 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1935
Continent Asia
Ethnicity Babylon
Origin Philip III of Macedonia; chronologer (c. 358-317 B.C.).
Reference [182] - Oxford Classical Dictionary: Oxford University Press, London, 1968.
Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Ariadaeus A
Ariadaeus B
Ariadaeus D
Ariadaeus E
Ariadaeus F

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