Mellish (crater)


Coordinates72°38′S 23°44′W / 72.63°S 23.74°W / -72.63; -23.74Coordinates: 72°38′S 23°44′W / 72.63°S 23.74°W / -72.63; -23.74
QuadrangleMare Australe quadrangle
Diameter104.95 km
EponymJohn E. Mellish

Mellish is a crater on Mars, located in the planet's southern hemisphere at 72°38′S 23°44′W / 72.63°S 23.74°W / -72.63; -23.74. It measures 104.95 kilometers in diameter. The crater was named by IAU's Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature in 1994, after American amateur astronomer John E. Mellish from St. Charles in Illinois.[1]

See also


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature — Mellish". International Astronomical Union — Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature. Retrieved 9 August 2017.