Hauptmann (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 23°42′S 179°54′W / 23.7°S 179.9°W / -23.7; -179.9Coordinates: 23°42′S 179°54′W / 23.7°S 179.9°W / -23.7; -179.9
Diameter 120 km
Eponym Gerhart Hauptmann

Hauptmann is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 120 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1985. Hauptmann is named for the German playwright Gerhart Hauptmann, who lived from 1862 to 1946.[2]


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