Crater Names on Asteroid Ida

Craters Named After Caves


The asteroid 243 Ida is accompanied by its moon Dactyl. Idan craters are named after famous caves.


Crater Named after State Country Latitude Longitude Diameter Added
Afon ShowcaveNovy Afon Cave RegionAbkhazia RegionGeorgia 6.5S 0.0E 0.8 1994
Atea CaveAtea Cave Southern Highlands Province RegionPapua New Guinea 5.7S 18.9E 2.0 1997
Azzurra ShowcaveAzzurra Grotto RegionCampania RegionItaly 30.5N 217.2E 9.6 1997
Bilemot Bilemot Cave RegionKorea 27.8S 29.2E 1.8 1997
Castellana ShowcaveCastellana Cave RegionItaly 13.4S 335.2E 5.2 1997
Choukoutien ShowcaveChoukoutien RegionChina 12.8N 23.6E 1.1 1997
Fingal CaveFingal's Cave RegionUK 13.2S 39.9E 1.5 1997
Kartchner ShowcaveKartchner Caverns RegionAZ RegionUSA 7.0S 179.0E 0.9 1997
Kazumura CaveKazumura Cave RegionHI RegionUSA 32.0S 41.1E 2.1 1997
Lascaux ShowcaveLascaux Cave RegionFrance 0.8N 161.2E 11.8 1997
Lechuguilla CaveLechuguilla Cave RegionNM RegionUSA 7.9N 357.1E 1.5 1997
Mammoth ShowcaveMammoth Cave RegionKY RegionUSA 18.3S 180.3E 10.2 1997
Manjang ShowcaveManjang Cave RegionKorea 28.3S 90.5E 1.0 1997
Orgnac ShowcaveOrgnac Cave RegionFrance 6.3S 202.7E 10.6 1997
Padirac ShowcavePadirac Cave RegionFrance 4.3S 5.2E 1.9 1997
Peacock SpringPeacock Springs RegionFL RegionUSA 2.0S 52.0E 0.2 1997
Postojna ShowcavePostojna Cave RegionSlovenia 42.9S 359.9E 6.0 1997
Sterkfontein ShowcaveSterkfontein RegionSouth Africa 4.1S 54.1E 4.7 1997
Stiffe ShowcaveStiffe Cave RegionItaly 27.9S 126.5E 1.5 1997
Undara ShowcaveUndara Cave RegionAustralia 2.0N 113.8E 8.5 1997
Viento ShowcaveCueva del Viento RegionSpain 12.2N 343.9E 1.6 1997