Omega Island

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Omega Island
Omega Island is located in Antarctica
Omega Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 64°20′S 62°56′W / 64.333°S 62.933°W / -64.333; -62.933Coordinates: 64°20′S 62°56′W / 64.333°S 62.933°W / -64.333; -62.933
Archipelago Melchior Islands,
Palmer Archipelago
Length 3.7 km (2.3 mi)
Population 0
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Omega Island is an island 2 nautical miles (3.7 km; 2.3 mi) long, which lies immediately south of Eta Island in the Melchior Islands, Palmer Archipelago. This island, the largest feature in the southeast part of the Melchior Islands, is part of what was called Île Melchior by the French Antarctic Expedition under Jean-Baptiste Charcot, 1903–05, but the name Melchior now applies for the whole island group. Omega Island was roughly surveyed by DI personnel in 1927. The name Omega, derived from the last letter of the Greek alphabet, appears to have been first used on a 1946 Argentine government chart following surveys of the Melchior Islands by Argentine expeditions in 1942 and 1943.

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Omega Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).