This page presents the geographical name data for Behaim Peak 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): Behaim Peak
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 1168
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
68° 47' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
066° 43' 00" W
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -68.7833333
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.7166667
Elevation (see definition): 1150
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1962
Description (see definition): A conspicuous pyramid-shaped rock peak (1,150 m) at the S extremity of the mountains separating Meridian Glacier and Doggo Defile, on the W side of Antarctic Peninsula. Photographed from the air by Ronne Antarctic Research Expedition (RARE) in Nov. 1947, and surveyed from the ground by Falklands Islands Dependencies Survey (FIDS) in Dec. 1958. Named by UK Antarctic Place-names Committee (UK-APC) after Martin Behaim (1459-1506), German cosmographer and navigator who is credited with the first adoption of the astronomer's astrolabe for navigation at sea, in 1480.
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