Vogel (Martian crater)

Vogel is an impact crater in the Argyre quadrangle of Mars, located at 36.8°S latitude and 13.4°W longitude, and is inside Noachis Terra. It measures approximately 121 kilometers in diameter and was named after German astronomer Hermann Carl Vogel. The name was approved by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1973.[1]

West side of Vogel Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
RegionNoachis Terra
Argyre quadrangle
Coordinates36°48′S 13°24′W / 36.8°S 13.4°W / -36.8; -13.4Coordinates: 36°48′S 13°24′W / 36.8°S 13.4°W / -36.8; -13.4
Diameter121 km
EponymHermann Carl Vogel
Topo map showing location of Vogel Crater and other nearby craters

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