This page presents the geographical name data for Herschel Heights in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Herschel Heights
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 6718
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
71° 53' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
069° 38' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -71.8833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -69.6333333
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1975
Description (see definition): A complex of nunataks of which Mimas Peak on the east is the highest, located SW of Enceladus Nunataks and near the head of Saturn Glacier in southeastern Alexander Island. The eastern part of this feature was photographed by Lincoln Ellsworth, Nov. 23, 1935, in the course of his trans-Antarctic flight and was plotted from the air photos by W.L.G. Joerg. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) from association with Mimas and Enceladus, after Sir Frederick W. Herschel (1738-1822), the British astronomer who discovered these two satellites.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data