Okyo (crater)

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Okyo (crater)
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 69°06′S 75°48′W / 69.1°S 75.8°W / -69.1; -75.8Coordinates: 69°06′S 75°48′W / 69.1°S 75.8°W / -69.1; -75.8
Diameter 65 km
Eponym Maruyama Ōkyo

Okyo is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 65 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Nizami is named for the Japanese painter Maruyama Ōkyo, who lived from 1733 to 1795.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Okyo". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 13 July 2012.