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Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature

Basic Info

Feature Name Avicenna
Clean Name Avicenna
Feature ID 509
Target Moon
Feature Type Crater, craters


Coordinate System Planetographic, +East, -180 - 180
Northmost Latitude 40.83 °
Southmost Latitude 38.42 °
Eastmost Longitude -95.71 °
Westmost Longitude -98.84 °
Diameter 72.99 km
Center Latitude 39.63 °
Center Longitude -97.28 °
Northmost Latitude 39.70 °
Southmost Latitude 39.70 °
Eastmost Longitude -97.20 °
Westmost Longitude -97.20 °
Diameter 74.00 km
Center Latitude 39.70 °
Center Longitude -97.20 °
Northmost Latitude 40.98 °
Southmost Latitude 38.30 °
Eastmost Longitude -95.60 °
Westmost Longitude -98.87 °
Diameter 81.98 km
Center Latitude 39.64 °
Center Longitude -97.20 °
Quad LAC-36 [pdf]

Status and Origin

Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1970
Continent Asia
Ethnicity Persian
Origin Abu Ali Al-Hussein Ibn Abdallah; Persian doctor (980-1037).
Reference [89] - Dictionary of Scientific Biography, Charles Coulston Gillispie, editor in chief, vol. 9: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1981.
Updated Oct 18, 2010 12:00 PM
Satellite Feature(s) Avicenna E
Avicenna G
Avicenna R

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