Vallis Palitzsch

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Vallis Palitzsch

Lat: 26.4°S, Long: 64.3°E, Length: 132 km, Depth: km, Rükl 59

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LOIV-184-H2 Vallis Palitzsch is the dumbbell-shaped depression just outside the east rim of 188-km diameter Petavius. On its east is 31-km Palitzsch A, and at its base 41-km Palitzsch. The 17-km pit at the top end, closest to the top margin, is also named: Petavius D. The intended boundaries of Vallis Palitzsch in the current IAU nomenclature are not very clear. The position and length given in the IAU Planetary Gazetteer (and quoted above) is long enough to include the full length of the dumbbell, starting at the south edge of Petavius D and extending to the south rim of Palitzsch.


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Vallis Palitzsch

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Named after the nearby crater. (Palitzsch)

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