Derzhavin (crater)

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Derzhavin (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 44°54′N 35°18′W / 44.9°N 35.3°W / 44.9; -35.3Coordinates: 44°54′N 35°18′W / 44.9°N 35.3°W / 44.9; -35.3
Diameter 159 km
Eponym Gavrila Derzhavin

Derzhavin is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 159 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Derzhavin is named for the Russian poet Gavrila Derzhavin, who lived from 1743 to 1816.[2]

References[edit]

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