Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature
International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)
Planetary Names: Crater, craters: Palinurus on Dione

Palinurus

Feature Name Palinurus
Clean Name Palinurus
Feature ID 4555
Target Dione
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network UNKNOWN
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Continent Europe
Ethnic/Cultural
Group or Country
Roman
Quad -
Reference [44] - The Aeneid of Virgil, translated by Allen Mandelbaum: Bantam Books, Inc., New York, 1971.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1982
Origin Pilot of Aeneas' fleet.
Last Updated Jun 04, 2008 1:02 PM
Additional Information Defines 63 degrees longitude on Dione. This name was mistakenly applied to a larger crater (4.0S, 61.4W, 33 km), but was moved back to the longitude-defining crater (also a RAND control point crater) on Jan. 11, 2008.