Balagtas (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 22°36′S 13°42′W / 22.6°S 13.7°W / -22.6; -13.7Coordinates: 22°36′S 13°42′W / 22.6°S 13.7°W / -22.6; -13.7
Diameter 98 km
Eponym Francisco Balagtas

Balagtas is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 98 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Balagtas is named for the Filipino writer Francisco Balagtas, who lived from 1788 to 1862.[2]


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