Despréz (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 81°06′N 101°12′W / 81.1°N 101.2°W / 81.1; -101.2Coordinates: 81°06′N 101°12′W / 81.1°N 101.2°W / 81.1; -101.2
Diameter 50 km
Eponym Josquin des Prez

Despréz is a crater on Mercury with a diameter of 47 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1979. Desprez is named for the French composer Josquin des Prez, who lived from 1440 to 1521.[2]


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