Chekov (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 36°12′S 61°30′W / 36.2°S 61.5°W / -36.2; -61.5Coordinates: 36°12′S 61°30′W / 36.2°S 61.5°W / -36.2; -61.5
Diameter 199 km
Eponym Anton Chekhov

Chekov is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 199 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Chekov is named for the Russian author Anton Chekhov, who lived from 1860 to 1904.[2]


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