Delacroix (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 44°42′S 129°00′W / 44.7°S 129.0°W / -44.7; -129.0Coordinates: 44°42′S 129°00′W / 44.7°S 129.0°W / -44.7; -129.0
Diameter 158 km
Eponym Eugène Delacroix

Delacroix is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 158 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1979. Delacroix is named for the French painter Eugène Delacroix, who lived from 1798 to 1863.[2]


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