Tikhov (Martian crater)

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Tikhov Crater
Tikhov Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Coordinates50°42′S 105°48′E / 50.7°S 105.8°E / -50.7; 105.8Coordinates: 50°42′S 105°48′E / 50.7°S 105.8°E / -50.7; 105.8
Diameter111 km
EponymGavriil Adrianovich Tikhov

Tikhov is an impact crater in the Hellas quadrangle on Mars at 50.7°S and 105.8°E. It is 111.0 km in diameter. Its name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature, and it was named after Russian astronomer Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov.[1]

Topographic location of Tikhov crater

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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Tikhov". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015.