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Rigel Skerries: Antarctica
SOURCE: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Bethesda, MD, USA
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This page presents the geographical name data for Rigel Skerries 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): Rigel Skerries

Feature Class (see definition): Island

Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)

Feature ID (see definition): 12640

Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
66° 55' 00" S

Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
057° 18' 00" E

Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -66.9166667

Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 57.3

Elevation (see definition): No data

Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1965

Description (see definition): A chain of islands and rocks in the NW part of the Oygarden Group, lying in the S part of the entrance to Edward VIII Bay. Mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936-37, and called Utskjera (the outer skerries). The group was first visited by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) party in 1954; these skerries were renamed by ANCA after the star Rigel which was used for an astrofix in the vicinity.

Date Created (see definition): No data

Date Edited (see definition): No data



NOTE: The information regarding Rigel Skerries in Antarctica on this page is published from the data supplied by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, a member of the Intelligence community of the Antarctica, and a Department of Defense (DoD) Combat Support Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Rigel Skerries should be addressed to the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


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