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


Feature Name Roland
Clean Name Roland
Feature ID 5173
Target Iapetus
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network UNKNOWN
Northernmost Latitude 74.30 °
Southernmost Latitude 72.40 °
Easternmost Longitude 4.80 °
Westernmost Longitude 45.60 °
Diameter 144.00 km
Center Latitude 73.30 °
Center Longitude 25.20 °
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Continent Europe
Group or Country
Quad -
Reference [29] - Song of Roland, translated by Dorothy L. Sayers: Penguin Books Ltd., Harmondsworth, Middlesex, England, 1967.
Approval Status Adopted by IAU
Approval Date 1982
Origin Charlemagne's nephew; led rear guard of French forces; hero in song of Roland.
Last Updated Oct 01, 2006 3:30 PM