Vogel (Martian crater)

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West side of Vogel Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Planet Mars
Region Noachis Terra
Argyre quadrangle
Coordinates 37°06′S 13°24′W / 37.1°S 13.4°W / -37.1; -13.4Coordinates: 37°06′S 13°24′W / 37.1°S 13.4°W / -37.1; -13.4
Diameter 121 km
Eponym Hermann Carl Vogel
Topo map showing location of Vogel Crater and other nearby craters

Vogel is an impact crater in the Argyre quadrangle of Mars, located at 37.1°S latitude and 13.4°W longitude, and is inside Noachis Terra. It measures approximately 121 kilometers in diameter and was named after Hermann Carl Vogel. The name was approved by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]

Nearby prominent named craters are Shatskiy almost the north, Greeley, Southern Mars's largest crater is to the east, Hartwig under a crater diameter to the southwest and the tiny Nybyen to the west.

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  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Vogel". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 4 March 2015.