Eitoku (crater)

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Eitoku (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 22°06′S 156°54′W / 22.1°S 156.9°W / -22.1; -156.9Coordinates: 22°06′S 156°54′W / 22.1°S 156.9°W / -22.1; -156.9
Diameter 100 km
Eponym Kanō Eitoku

Eitoku is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 100 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Eitoku is named for the Japanese artist Kanō Eitoku, who lived from 1543 to 1590.[2]

References[edit]

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