Tikhov (Martian crater)


Tikhov Crater
Tikhov Crater, as seen by CTX camera (on Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter).
Coordinates50°42′S 105°48′E / 50.7°S 105.8°E / -50.7; 105.8Coordinates: 50°42′S 105°48′E / 50.7°S 105.8°E / -50.7; 105.8
QuadrangleHellas quadrangle
Diameter111 km (69 mi)
EponymGavriil Adrianovich Tikhov

Tikhov is an impact crater in the Hellas quadrangle on Mars at 50.7°S and 105.8°E. It is 111 km (69 mi) in diameter. Its name was approved in 1973 by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature, and it was named after Russian astronomer Gavriil Adrianovich Tikhov.[1]

Topographic location of Tikhov crater

See also


  1. ^ "Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature | Tikhov". usgs.gov. International Astronomical Union. Retrieved 5 March 2015.