List_of_quadrangles_on_Mercury

List of quadrangles on Mercury

The surface of the planet Mercury has been divided into the following quadrangles:

Name Number Namesake Area Notes
Borealis H-1 Borealis Planitia North pole to 65° latitude Provisionally called "Goethe", but renamed by the International Astronomical Union in 1976 (IAU, 1977). Mercury, Borea region.jpg.
Victoria H-2 Victoria Rupes 0 to 90° longitude, 20 to 70 ° latitude Also called Aurora. Mercury, Aurora region.jpg.
Shakespeare H-3 Shakespeare crater 90 to 180° longitude, 20 to 70° latitude Also called Caduceata. Mercury, Caduceata region.jpg.
Liguria H-4 Liguria albedo feature 270 to 180° longitude, 20 to 70° latitude
Apollonia H-5 Apollonia albedo feature 360 to 270° longitude, 20 to 70° latitude
Kuiper H-6 Kuiper crater 0 to 72° longitude, -25 to 25° latitude Also called Tricrena Mercury h06 Kuiper quadrangle.png
Beethoven H-7 Beethoven crater 72 to 144° longitude, -25 to 25° latitude Also called Solitudo Lycaonis Mercury h07 Beethoven quadrangle.png
Tolstoj H-8 Tolstoj crater 144 to 216° longitude, -25 to 25° latitude Provisionally called "Tir", but renamed by the International Astronomical Union in 1976 (IAU, 1977). Also called Phaethontias. Mercury h08 Tolstoj quadrangle.png
Solitudo Criophori H-9 Solitudo Criophori albedo feature 216 to 288° longitude, -25 to 25° latitude
Pieria H-10 Pieria albedo feature 288 to 360° longitude, -25 to 25° latitude
Discovery H-11 Discovery Rupes 0 to 90° longitude, -20 to -70° latitude Also called Solitudo Hermae Trismegisti Mercury h11 Discovery quadrangle.png.
Michelangelo H-12 Michelangelo crater 90 to 180° longitude, -20 to -70° latitude Also called Solitudo Promethei Mercury h12 Michelangelo quadrangle.png
Solitudo Persephones H-13 Solitudo Persephones albedo feature 180 to 270° longitude, -20 to -70° latitude
Cyllene H-14 Cyllene albedo feature 270 to 360° longitude, -20 to -70° latitude
Bach H-15 Bach crater South pole to -65° latitude Also called Australia. Mercury, Australia region.jpg.

Relationship of the quadrangles to each other on the surface of Mercury (North is at the top):

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