Botticelli (crater)

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Planet mercury
Coordinates 63°42′N 109°36′W / 63.7°N 109.6°W / 63.7; -109.6Coordinates: 63°42′N 109°36′W / 63.7°N 109.6°W / 63.7; -109.6
Diameter 143 km
Eponym Sandro Botticelli

Botticelli is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 143 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Botticelli is named for the Italian painter Sandro Botticelli, who lived from 1445 to 1510.[2]


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