Interesting landscapes with different types of formations. Rilles near
Bürg crater, at the base of wall plane Posidonius, and the north-western
side of Daniell Crater. (Rimae Daniell) The dark planes are Lacus Mortis,
Lacus Somniorum and the north-eastern shores of Mare Serenitatis.
John Frederic Daniell.. ( 1811 - 1896)
English lawyer who solved important physical problems in his spare time.
(30 x 23 km /18 x 14 Mi) (Dept: 2,070 m /6,300 ft) (35.3°N, 31.1°E) Oval shaped.
Sir William Robert Grove. (1732 - 1811)
English astronomer. Observed the 1761 Venus transit, and in 1774
measured the density of the earth. Director of the Greenwich
(27 km /17 Mi
) (Dept: 2,370 m /7,200ft) (40.3° N, 32.9° E) Circular crater,
of Greek Mythology with superhuman strength. Riccioli thought that
Hercules had been an astronomer, and lived around 1560 BC.
(71 km /42 Mi
(Dept: 3,200 m /9,700 ft) (46.7° N, 39.1° E) Clearly visible against a darker
background. Forms a distinct pair with Atlas. (15)
Karl Theodor Luther.
(1822-1900) German astronomer, discovered 24 planetoids.
(9.5 km /6 Mi
) (Dept: 1,900 m /5,800 ft)
(33.2° N, 24.1° E) Circular rim, cup-shaped.
(1730 - 1787) English astronomer and technician, worked at Greenwich
(33 x 43 km /26 x 20 Mi
) (Dept: 1,900 m) (42.6° N,
30.5°E) Partly destroyed irregular shaped crater.
LACUS MORTIS - The Lake of Death. Named so by
(151 km /91 Mi
) (21,000 km2)
(45.0° N, 27.2° E) A formation resembling a lava flooded crater. On its floor
rilles and trenches. (Rimae Bürg).
Giovanni A. A. Plana.
(1781 - 1864) Italian astronomer and mathematician. Theory on lunar
(44km /26 Mi
) (Dept: 10 km) (42.2° N, 28.2° E)
Central mountain. Eroded, flooded with lava.
(135 - 51 BC) Greek philosopher, geographer, and astronomer.
Crater. (95 km /56 Mi
) (Depth: 2.3 km) (31.8° N,
29.9° E) Forms a triplet with Chacornac (south - east) and Daniell (north).