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The western edge of Oceanus Procellarum, and the edge visible part of the Moon. Remarkable are the Rays starting at Olbers.

BALBOA - Vasco N. de Balboa. (ca. 1475 - 1517) Spanish conquistador, was the first to cross the Panama istmus, and viewed the pasific, in 1513.

Crater. (71 Km /42 Mi ) (Debt: 2,140 m /7,021 ft) (9.1N, 83.2W ) Lava flooded.

BARTELS - Julius Bartels. (1899 - 1964) German geophysicist.

Crater. (56 Km /33 Mi ) (24.5N, 89.8W) Tiny central mountain, worn and eroded wall, with craterlets. Only visible in its entirety from orbit.

BRIGGS - Henry Briggs. (1556 - 1630) English mathematician. Notable for changing the original logarithms invented by John Napier into common (base 10) logarithms.

Crater. (37 Km /22 Mi  ) (Dept: 1,160 m /3,500 ft) (2630′ N, 6906′ W)  Outer rim not circular, outward bulges to the north-northeast and southward. At the midpoint a central ridge, extending to the north.

DALTON - John Dalton (1766 - 1844 ) English Chemist and Physicist.

Crater. (63 Km /37 Mi ) (Debt: 2,150 m /7,054 ft) (17.1 N, 84.3W). Circular formation, terraced walls, lava flooded floor.

EINSTEIN - Albert Einstein. (1879 - 1955). German /Jewish physicist, and creator of the theory of special relativity and relativity.

Crater. (190 Km /118 Mi ) Central mountain (45km /28 Mi ) (16.3N, 88.7W) Walled plain. Central mountain. This crater was only discovered as recently as 1952 by Patrick Moore.

KRAFFT - Wolfgang L. Krafft (1743 - 1814) Russian physicist and astronomer of German decent.

Crater. (53 Km /31 Mi ) (Dept: 1,250 m /3,800 ft) (16.6N, 72.6W) Floor lava covered.

RUSSEL - 1.John Russell. (1745 - 1806) English Painter and amateur astronomer. 2.Henry N. Russell. .(1877 - 1957) American astronomer.

Crater (105 Km /62 Mi ) (26.5N, 75.4W) Remains of an eroded walled plain.

SELEUCUS - Seleucus of Babylon. (150BC) Greek/Babylonian astronomer. Teaching around 150 BC, he is known to have been a follower of the heliocentric theory of Aristarchus of Samos, which stated that the Earth rotated around its own axis which in turn revolved around the Sun.

Crater (43 Km /23 Mi ) (Dept: 2,290 m /6,900 ft) (21.0N, 66.6W)  Strongly pronounced crater.

STRUVE - 1. Friedrich Georg Wilhelm Struve. (1793 - 1864). German/Russian astronomer, and first director of the Pulkovo Observatory. Observed double stars and was the first to determine a stellar parallax. 2. Otto Wilhelm Struve. (1819 - 1905) Son of Friedrich G. W. Struve, and also director of the Pulkovo Observatory, discoverer of a Uranus Moon. 3. Otto Struve (1897 - 1963) Russian - American astrophysicist, grandson of  Friedrich G. W. Struve.

Crater. (183 km /108 Mi ) (24N, 77.0W) Remains of a lava flooded walled plain.

 

 

   

 

 

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VOSKERENSKIY - Leonid A.Voskerenskiy. (Воскресенский, Леонид Александрович) (1913 - 1965) Russian rocket specialist.

Crater. (51 km/30 Mi ) (Dept: 2,510 m /8235 ft ) (28.0N, 88.1W) Crater filled with lava.

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