Ictinus (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 79°06′S 165°12′W / 79.1°S 165.2°W / -79.1; -165.2Coordinates: 79°06′S 165°12′W / 79.1°S 165.2°W / -79.1; -165.2
Diameter 119 km
Eponym Ictinus

Ictinus is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 119 kilometers.[1]Its is also the deepest crater on Mercury depth from crater floor to rim is 4.8km.[2] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Ictinus is named for the Ancient Greek architect Ictinus, who lived in the 5th century BCE.[3]


  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ Vilas, (Editor), Chapman (Editor), Matthews (Editor), Faith,Clark R, Mildred Shapley, (1989). Mercury. University of Arizona Press. ISBN 978-0816510856. 
  3. ^ "Ictinus". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 2 July 2012.