Botticelli (crater)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Botticelli (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 63°42′N 109°36′W / 63.7°N 109.6°W / 63.7; -109.6Coordinates: 63°42′N 109°36′W / 63.7°N 109.6°W / 63.7; -109.6
Diameter 143 km
Eponym Sandro Botticelli

Botticelli is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 143 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Botticelli is named for the Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, who lived from 1445 to 1510.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Botticelli". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 30 June 2012.