Prominent on the map the dark expanse of Oceanus Procellarum, the Ocean of
Storms. At the right side of the chart the large, elevated mound,
comprising of separate domes, of Rümker is visible. The ocean of storms
does not reach the edge of the visible part of the Moon, near the edge the
Francis William Aston. (Harborne,
England, 1877 - Cambridge, 1945) English Physicist. Discoverer of 212
isotopes. Winner of the Nobel prize for chemistry in 1922.
(44 Km, 26 Mi
) (32.9° N, 87.7° W) Situated in the zone of librations. Eroded
formation. High walls. Flat floor.
Robert Wilhelm Eberhard Bunsen.
(Göttingen, Germany, 1811 - Heidelberg, Germany, 1899) German Physicist
and chemist. Inventor of an electrical battery and many machines and tools
used in Laboratories. Inventor of spectral analysis.
Crater. (54 Km /32 Mi
(41.4° N, 85.3° W) Situated in the zone of librations. Circular formation.
Few steep slopes. Few high walls wrecked to the South. Flat floor.
Ernst Heinrich Karl von Dechen. (1800 -
1889) German Geologist
(12 Km /7 Mi Ø
) (46.1° N, 68.2° W) Circular with bowl shaped formation.
Steep slopes. High walls. Round floor.
Alexander Gerard. (1792 - 1839) English
Explorer. Known for his exploration of the Himalaya and Tibet.
(94 Km /55 Mi Ø
) (Dept: 2,200m /6,700ft) (44.5° N, 80.0° W) Eroded
formation situated in the zone of librations. Steep slopes. High walls
eroded away to the North-West. Flat floor. Lines of crests and craterlets.
Karl Ludwig Harding. (Lauenburg, Germany,
1765 - Göttingen, Germany, 1834) Discoverer of the asteroid Juno in 1803.
Director of the observatory of Göttingen.
(24 Km /14 Mi Ø
) (43.5° N, 71.7° W) Circular bowl shaped formation with steep
slopes and high walls and a rounded floor.
Milton Lasell Humason. (Dodge Centre,
USA, 1891 - 1972) American Astronomer. Specialist in astrophotography and
spectroscopy. Collaborated with Hubble in 1928.
(3 Km /2 Mi Ø
(30.7° N, 56.6° W) Circular bowl shaped formation with steep slopes, high
walls and a rounded floor. The crater was formally known as "Lichtenberg
Antoine-Laurent de Lavoisier. (Paris,
France, 1743 - Paris, France, 1794) French Chemist. Member of the French
Academy of Sciences in 1768. Discoverer of the Principle of mass
conservation. First to
(71 Km /42 Mi Ø
) (Dept: 2,000 m /6,100 ft) (38.2° N, 81.2° W) Deformed formation
situated in the zone of librations. Steep slopes supporting Lavoisier H to
the East and Lavoisier W and F to the South. High walls, flat floor,
central mountain, craterlets (three of significance).
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
(Oberramstadt, Germany, 1742 - Göttingen, 1799) German physicist
and specialist in static electricity. Writer and art critic.
(20 Km /12 Mi Ø
) (Dept: 1,200 m /3,600 ft) (31.8° N, 67.7° W) Circular bowl
shaped formation with Rays to the West and steep slopes, high walls, and a
Georg Amadeus Carl Friedrich Naumann.
(Dresden, Germany, 1797 - Dresden, 1873) German Geologist. Inventor of the
symbols used for the classification of different crystals shapes.
(10 Km /6 Mi
) (35.4° N, 62.0° W) Circular bowl shaped formation with steep
slopes, bright and high walls nd a round floor.
OCEANUS PROCELLARUS - Ocean of Storms. Named by
Giovanni Battista Riccioli
(18.4°N, 57.4°W) (4,000,000
) Largest lunar sea. (North-South axis: 2,592 km/1,611 mi) Very flat to
the center. (80 m altitude difference in a 400 km diameter circle).
Carl Ludwig Christian Rümker (1788- 1862)
German Astronomer. Director of school of navigation of Hamburg.
complex. (71 Km /42 Mi Ø
) (41.0° N, 58.9° W) Elevated Complex of agglomerated lunar domes
forming a circular mount. Steep slopes. Jumbled surface.
ULUGH BEIGH -
Ulugh Beg. (Mehmet Turgay Ulug Beg) (March 22,
1394, Sultaniyeh, Persia – October 27, 1449, Samarkand) Mongolian astronomer and
mathematician, notable for his work in astronomy-related mathematics, such as
trigonometry and spherical geometry. Creator of the observatory of Samarkand
with its 40m Quadrant. King of Samarkand.
) (Depth: 1,700 m) (32.7° N, 81.9° W) Situated in the zone of librations. Deformed
formation with steep slopes, high walls, damaged to the North. A flat floor
filled with lava, and a Central mountain.