South-western part of mare Imbrium with countless ridges and a network of
rays coming mostly from Aristarchus and Copernicus. Visible in larger
telescopes, the rilles near Prinz.
Anders J. Ångström. (1814 - 1874) Swedish
Astronomer and Physicist. One of the founding fathers of Astrophysics.
) (Dept: 2,030m /6,200ft) (29.9°N, 41.6°W) Bright circular bowl shaped
Johannes (Basilios) Bessarion. (Βασίλειος
(1403 – 1472) Greek/Byzantine
Scholar and theologian.
(10.2 km/6Mi ø )
(Dept: 2,000m/6,100ft )
37.0°W) Bowl shaped, circular formation with three white radial rays and
steep slopes supporting Bessarion E to the north.
Georges-Achille van Biesbroeck.
(January 21, 1880 – February 23, 1974). Belgian–American astronomer.
) (Dept: unknown)
Formally nown as: "Krieger b".
Small circular crater within the crater Krieger.
Edward J. Brayley (1801 – 1870) English
Professor in the fields of Geography, and Meteorology. Observation of
) (Dept: 2,840m /8,600ft) (20.9°N, 36.9°W).
Bowl shaped Circular formation. High
walls with steep slopes supporting a craterlet to the South-East.
(1688 - 1768) French astronomer and cartographer. From 1725-1747 Director
of the New Petrograd Observatory. Discovered a new method of calculating
the distance from the Earth to the Sun, using the solar transits of the
planets Mercury and Venus.
) (Dept: 2,550m /7,700 ft) (Depth: 2.6 km) (29°54′N, 34°36′W) Isolated
circular formation. Steep slopes to the South. High walls. Eroded floor.
Diophantus of Alexandria (Διόφαντος ὁ Ἀλεξανδρεύς).
(About: 250BC) Greek mathematician. Know as "The Father of Algebra".
(18.5Km /11Mi ø
) (Dept: 2,970m /9,000ft) (27.6° N, 34.3° W) Circular formation
with steep slopes supporting the craterlet Diophantus C to the
Harbinger Mountains. Mountains catching
the first rays of sunlight before the light reaches Aristarchus to the
west, announcing the new day's dawn to the crater. (Hence the name
) (Hight: 2,500m/7,600ft) (27.0°N, 41.0°W) Collection of isolated
Johann Nepomuk Krieger. (1865 - 1902)
(22Km /13Mi ø
) (Dept: 1,100m /3,300ft) (29.0°N, 45.6°W) Circular formation
with steep slopes, supporting 2 craterlets to the East. Connected in the
Tobias Mayer. (1723 – 1762) German
astronomer famous for his studies and drawings of the Moon. Published a
(33Km /20Mi ø
) (Dept: 2,900m /9,514ft) (15.6°N, 29.1°W) A circular formation
with a small central mountain, and steep slopes. Supporting Tobias Mayer A
to the South-East. Craterlets.