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Alphard Island

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Location  Antarctica
Highest elevation  150 m (490 ft)
Elevation  150 m
Length  4.6 km (2.86 mi)
Population  Uninhabited
Alphard Island

Alphard Island (66°58′S 57°25′E) or Meøya is an island 4.6 kilometres (2.5 nmi) long and rising to 150 metres (500 ft), lying north of Shaula Island in the Øygarden Group. It was mapped by Norwegian cartographers from aerial photos taken by the Lars Christensen Expedition, 1936–37, and called "Meøya" ("Middle Island"). It was first visited by an Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions party led by R. Dovers in 1954; the island was renamed by the Antarctic Names Committee of Australia after the star Alphard, which was used for an astrofix in the vicinity.

Map of Alphard Island, Antarctica

References

Alphard Island Wikipedia


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