Ovid (crater)

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Planet Mercury
Coordinates 69°30′S 22°30′W / 69.5°S 22.5°W / -69.5; -22.5Coordinates: 69°30′S 22°30′W / 69.5°S 22.5°W / -69.5; -22.5
Diameter 44 km
Eponym Ovid

Ovid is a crater on Mercury. It has a diameter of 44 kilometers.[1] Its name was adopted by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) in 1976. Ovid is named for the Roman poet Ovid, who lived from 43 BCE to 17 CE.[2]


  1. ^ Moore, Patrick (2000). The Data Book of Astronomy. Institute of Physics Publishing. ISBN 0-7503-0620-3. 
  2. ^ "Ovid". Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature. NASA. Retrieved 13 July 2012.