Name details

Astrolabe Needle

Astrolabe Needle (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Astrolabe Needle  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107587

Feature type: Peak

Origin

This name originates from United Kingdom. It is part of the Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory and the SCAR Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica.

Names that other countries have for this feature:

Narrative

monolith rising c. 50m above sea level off Claude Point, Brabant Island, was discovered by FAE, 1903-05, and named Aiguille de l'Astrolabe after Astrolabe, one of the ships of FAE, 1837-40 (Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl. 3; BA, 1916, p.403). L'Aiguille de l'Astrolabe (BA 1948, p.189; BA chart 3205, 23.ix.1949). Astrolabe Needle (L'Aiguille de l'Astrolabe) (BA, 1952, p.22). Aguja del Astrolabio (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.262; Pierrou, 1970, p.152). Aguja Astrolabio (Argentina. MM chart OO, 1954; Chile. IHA. 1974, p.33). Astrolabe Needle (BA chart 3205, 12.ii.1954; APC, 1955, p.4; BAS 250 sheet SQ 19-20/4, 1-DOS 1974). The feature was photographed from the air by FIDASE, 1956-57. Monolito Astrolabio (Pierrou, 1970, p.174). L'Aiguille de l'Astrolabe Needle (USHO, 1961, p.148). Monolito Aguja del Astrolabio (Argentina. AA, 1991 p.1).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
64° 07' 00.0" S
- 64.11667°
Unknown precision
Longitude:
62° 38' 00.0" W
- 62.63333°
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Altitude:
Not recorded
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Images

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Map

Source

Location Method:
Unknown
Source Name:
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Source Identifier:
Source Scale:
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Source Institution:
Unknown
Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
22-Jan-1951

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