Name details

Baily Head

Baily Head (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)

Baily Head  (The name as it would appear on a map)

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Gazetteer of the British Antarctic Territory Id 107635

Feature type: Point

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

E-most point of Deception Island, was charted by Kendall in January-March 1829 (Kendall, 1831, map facing p.64); called Punta Rancho [=camp point] by AAE 1947, because the feature resembles a camp (Argentina. IGM map, 1948); following survey by FIDS in 1953-54, named Baily Head after Francis Baily (1774-1844), English astronomer, who reported on Foster's pendulum observations made at Deception Island in 1829 (Memoirs of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 7, 1834) (APC, 1958, p.4; DOS 310 Deception Island sheet, viii.1960). The name of Baily was originally applied to Ohlin Island (q.v.). Rancho Point (USBGN, 1965, p.104). Punta Este [=east point] (González-Ferrán and Katsui, 1970, map p.155). Cráter Punta Este, referring to the volcanic crater of which the present feature forms a part (González-Ferrán and Katsui, 1970, Fig. 26 after p.158).

Named For

Location

Latitude:
62° 58' 00.3" S
- 62.96675°
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Longitude:
60° 29' 47.1" W
- 60.49642°
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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:
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Source Person:
Unknown
Source Publisher:
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Remote sensing:
Not Applicable

Comments

None

Approval status

Status:
Unknown
Date approved:
4-Sep-1957

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