Li Ch'ing-Chao (crater)

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Li Ch'ing-Chao
Planet Mercury
Coordinates 77°06′S 73°06′W / 77.1°S 73.1°W / -77.1; -73.1Coordinates: 77°06′S 73°06′W / 77.1°S 73.1°W / -77.1; -73.1
Diameter 61 km
Eponym Li Qingzhao

Li Ch'ing-Chao is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 61 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union in 1976. Li Ch'ing-Chao is named for the Chinese poet Li Qingzhao, who lived from 1081 to 1141.[2]


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