Couperin (crater)

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Couperin (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 29°48′N 151°24′W / 29.8°N 151.4°W / 29.8; -151.4Coordinates: 29°48′N 151°24′W / 29.8°N 151.4°W / 29.8; -151.4
Diameter 80 km
Eponym François Couperin

Couperin is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 80 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Couperin is named for the French composer François Couperin, who lived from 1688 to 1733.[2]

References[edit]

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