Lamont (Martian crater)


Lamont Crater
Location of Lamont Crater
RegionThaumasia quadrangle
Coordinates58°36′S 113°36′W / 58.6°S 113.6°W / -58.6; -113.6Coordinates: 58°36′S 113°36′W / 58.6°S 113.6°W / -58.6; -113.6
QuadrangleThaumasia quadrangle
Diameter76 km
EponymJohann von Lamont

Lamont is a crater in the Thaumasia quadrangle of Mars, located at 58.6°S latitude and 113.6°W longitude. It is 76.0 kilometers in diameter. It was named after German astronomer Johann von Lamont.[1]

Left: Lamont Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). Dark areas are composed of mostly dunes. Right: Close-up of the dunes.

See also


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