Byron (crater)

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Byron
PlanetMercury
Coordinates8°30′S 32°42′W / 8.5°S 32.7°W / -8.5; -32.7Coordinates: 8°30′S 32°42′W / 8.5°S 32.7°W / -8.5; -32.7
Diameter106.58 km
EponymLord Byron

Byron is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 106.58 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Byron is named for the English poet Lord Byron, who lived from 1788 to 1824.[2]

Nearby prominent craters include Kuiper to the south-southeast whose ray system overlays the crater, Ravel to the southwest and the large Homer to the north-northwest.

References[edit]

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