Chŏng Ch'ŏl (crater)

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Chŏng Ch'ŏl
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 46°24′N 116°12′W / 46.4°N 116.2°W / 46.4; -116.2Coordinates: 46°24′N 116°12′W / 46.4°N 116.2°W / 46.4; -116.2
Diameter 162 km
Eponym Jeong Cheol

Chŏng Ch'ŏl is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 162 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Chong Ch'ol is named for the Korean poet Jeong Cheol, who lived from 1536 to 1593.[2]


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