21.Timocharis

South-eastern part of mare Imbrium, south-western part of the Apennines mountain range, ending at Eratosthenes. When the Sun is high over the horizon a network of rays coming Copernicus is visible. Visible when the Sun is low over the horizon, a lunar dome and a mountain system near Beer crater.

MONTES APENNINUS - Montes Apennines. Named after the Italian mountains by Hevelius in 1647.

Mountains. (978Km /Mi ) (Height: 5,400m/16,400ft) (20N, 3W) The south-eastern mountainess shore of Mare Imbrium, and part of the wall around Mare Imbrium, with mountain slopes up to 30 on average, specially in the direction of Mare Vaporum (south-east).The general oriention of the mountain massif is south-west to north-east.

BEER - Wilhelm Wolff Beer. (1671 - 1750) German amateur astronomer. Together with Johann Heinrich Mdler he produced the first exact map of the Moon (Mappa Selenographica). Build his own observatory in Berlin Zoo.

Crater. (10km /6Mi  ) (Dept: 1,650m /5,000ft) (27.1N, 9.1W) Bowl shaped circular formation Forms a pair with Feuille.

ERATOSTHENES - Eratosthenes (ca. 276 - 194 BC) Greek astronomer, geographer, surveyor and cartographer. Director of the library of Alexandria. The first to measure the circumference of the Earth (using the angles of the rays of the sun, and shadows).

Crater. (58km /35Mi ) (Dept: 3,570m /10,800ft) (14.5N, 11.3W). Sharply defined circular formation, terraced walls and central mountains.

FEUILLE - Louis Feuille. (1660 - 1732) French monk, director of the Marseille Observatory.

Crater. (9km /6Mi ) (Dept: 1.810m /5,500ft) (27.4N, 9.4W) Bowl shaped, sharp edged circular formation. Forms a pair with Beer.

MARE IMBRIUM - Sea of Rains. Named by Giovanni Battista Riccioli in 1651. (Riccioli's Moon Map)

Mare (1,145 km / 711 Mi ) (32.8N 15.6W) (830,000 km ) Second largest lunar sea. Very flat floor with numerous wrinkle ridges at the periphery. Location of the 1st discovered Mascon.

TIMOCHARIS - Timocharis. (ca. 320 - 260 BC) Greek Alexandrian astronomer. Measured the parallax of Spica, 150 years later Hipparchus used this data to calculate its precession.

Crater (36Km /24Mi ) (Dept: 3,110m /9,400ft ) (26.7N, 13.1W) Rays extending as far as 130km /81Mi. Central mountain destroyed by a craterlet. Terraces.

WALLACE - Alfred Russel Wallace. (1823 - 1913) Welch naturalist, explorer, geographer, anthropologist, and biologist. Came to the same conclusions as Darwin, independently.

Crater (26Km /17 Mi ) (20.3N, 8.7W) Lava flooded, walls partly vanished.

WOLFF - MONS (Part of he Montes Apenninus on the edge of Mare Imbrium) Named (in 1961) after German philosopher and mathematician Baron Christian von Wolff.(1679 - 1754) .

Mountain (35Km /21Mi ) (Height: 3,500m /10,600ft) (17.0N, 7.0W)  Mountain, part of the Apenninus range.

Bancroft 13.1Km 2.490m
Archimedes F 07.5Km 0.360m
Timocharis A 07.4Km 1.420m
Timocharis AA 02.8Km 0.400m
Timocharis B 05.2Km 0.940m

 

 

 

 

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