Haydn (crater)

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Haydn (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 27°18′S 71°36′W / 27.3°S 71.6°W / -27.3; -71.6Coordinates: 27°18′S 71°36′W / 27.3°S 71.6°W / -27.3; -71.6
Diameter 270 km
Eponym Joseph Haydn

Haydn is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 270 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Haydn is named for the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn, who lived from 1732 to 1809.[2]

References[edit]

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