Janssen Peak (The name as it would appear in a gazetteer)
Janssen Peak (The name as it would appear on a map)
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Feature type: Peak
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:
rising to 1085m at SW end of Fief Mountains, Wiencke Island, was roughly mapped and photographed by BeAE in February 1898 (Lecointe, 1903, Carte 5; 1905, Pl. 12); named Sommet Janssen after Pierre-Jules-César Janssen (1824-1907), French physician and astronomer; member of the Bureau des Longitudes and of the Institut de France (Charcot, 1906b, p.472). Pic Janssen (Matha and Rey, 1911, Pl. 3). Pico Margalot (Argentina. MM, 1953, p.270d). The peak was surveyed by FIDS from Norsel in April 1955. Janssen Peak (USBGN, 1956, p.171; APC, 1958, p.5; BA chart 3572, 25.vii.1958). Pico Gorriti, probably after I. Gorriti (Covey Rocks, q.v.) (Argentina. MM, 1957b, p.5). Pico Gorrite [sic] (Argentina. MM, 1958a, p.329). Jansen [sic] Peak (BA chart 3572, 29.xi.1974).
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