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


Feature Name Besgun
Clean Name Besgun
Feature ID 718
Target Iapetus
Feature Type Crater, craters
Coordinate System Planetographic, +West, 0 - 360
Control Network UNKNOWN
Northernmost Latitude 76.60 °
Southernmost Latitude 75.40 °
Easternmost Longitude 301.40 °
Westernmost Longitude 318.30 °
Diameter 56.00 km
Center Latitude 76.00 °
Center Longitude 309.80 °
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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 Chief cook for Charlemagne's army; he guarded Ganelon after Ganelon's treachery was discovered.
Last Updated Oct 01, 2006 3:30 PM