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Eastern edge of the visible side of the Moon. We see a number of small mares. Mare Marginis, Mare Smythii, Mare Spumans, and Mare Undarum.

PROMONTORIUM AGARUM - Cape Agarum. Named for a cape in the Sea of Azov on Earth. Named by Hevelius in 1647.

Cape. (70km /43.5Mi ) (Dept: 5,000m /16,404ft) (14.0N, 66.0W) High mountainous Cape protruding into the southeast of Mare Crisium.

APOLLONIUS - Apollonius of Perga (Ἀπολλώνιος) (ca. 262 190 BC) Greek astronomer, geometer and mathematician. He gave the ellipse, the parabola, and the hyperbola the names by which we know them.

Crater (50.7km /31.5Mi ) (Dept: 2,750m /9,022ft) (4.5N, 60.9E) The outer rim is somewhat worn and is overlain by a pair of small craters (including Apollonius E) across the western wall. The nearly flat interior floor has a low albedo and has been covered by lava.

AUZOUT - Adrien Azout (1622 - 1691) French astronomer. He made contributions in telescope observations, including perfecting the use of the micrometer. In 1664-1665 he made observations of comets, and argued in favor of their following elliptical orbits.

Crater (32.9Km/20.4Mi ) (Dept: 3,850m /12,631 ft) (10.3N, 64.1E) Circular with a central mountain.

BANACHIEWICZ - Tadeusz Banachiewicz (1882 - 1954) Polish astronomer, geodesist and mathematician.

Crater (99km /61.5Mi ) (Dept: 1,680m /5,511 ft) (5.28 N, 80.01 E) Wall largely degraded, craters Know-Shaw, and Banachiewicz D on the inner floor.

CONDORCET - Marie Jean-Antoine Marquis de Condorcet (1743 - 1794) French mathematician and philosopher.

Crater (74km /46Mi ) (Dept: 2,650m /8,694 ft) (12.11 N, 69.65E) Outer rim eroded, low saddle point along the northern wall, satellite crater Condorcet Y lies across the northwestern rim, interior floor resurfaced.

DUBIAGO - 1. Dmitry Ivanovich Dubyago (Дмитрий Иванович Дубяго) (1850 - 1918) Russian astronomer. 2. Alexander Dmitriyevich Dubyago (Александр Дмитриевич Дубяго) (1903 - 1959) Russian astronomer and expert in theoretical astrophysics.

Crater (51km /31.6Mi ) (Dept: 2,700m /8,858 ft) (4.4N, 70.0E) Worn-out rim, dark floor.

MARE FECUNDITATIS - See of Fertility. Named by  Riccioli.

Mare. (840 km /520 Mi ) (326,000 km) (7.8S, 51.3E) Formation with irregular shape. Ridges.

FIRMICUS - Julius Firmicus Maternus (4th century BC ) Sicilian astronomer (Syracuse).

Crater (about 54.7km /34Mi ) (Dept: 1,700m /5,577ft) (7 18 N, 63 24 E) Hard to observe, circular, dark floor.

HANSEN - Peter Andreas Hansen (1779-1859) Danish astronomer and selenographer.

Crater (41,2 km/ 25,6Mi ) (Dept: 2,770m /9,088ft) (13.97 N, 72.42 E) Sharp-edged with a central peak.

JANSKY - Karl Jansky (1905 -1950) American radio-astronomer.

Crater (74Km /46Mi ) (Dept: unknown) (11.7N, 21.7E) Worn crater with an eroded rim. Difficult to observe.

 

Daly 17.0km Dept: 0,000m 5.7   N,    59.6   E
Knox-Shaw 12.0km Dept: 0,000m 5.3   N,    80.2   E
Peek 02.4km Dept: 2,340m 2.7   N,    86.9   E
Shapley 23.0km 9.4   N,    56.9   E
Tacchini 40.0km Dept: 3,550m 5.0   N,    85.8   E
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MARE MARGINIS - Mare Marginis was named by Julius Heinrich Franz (1847 - 1913).

Mare. (360km /224Mi ) (62,000 km /23,938Mi ) (13.3N, 86.1E) Irregular outline, dark floor.

NEPER - John Napier (1550 - 1617) English mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, creator of the first logarithm tables in 1614.

Crater. (About: 141Km / 87.6Mi ) (Dept: 3,970m /13,024 ft) (8,7 N, 84,6 E) Worn terraces, floor is dark and flat, with a central peak,

SCHUBERT - Theodor von Schubert (1758-1825) German astronomer and geographer.

Crater (54Km /33.5Mi ) (Dept: 3,350m /10,990 ft) (2.8N, 81.0E) Circular, sharp edged.

MARE SMYTHII - Smyth's Seas was named by John Lee and William Radcliffe Birt in 1865.

Mare. (373km /232Mi ) (1.3N 87.5E) Irregular outline, dark floor.

MARE SPUMANS - The Foaming Seas was named by Julius Heinrich Franz (1913).

Mare. (139m /86.3Mi ) (1.3 N, 65.3 E) Irregular outline, dark floor.

MARE UNDARUM - Sea of Waves. Named so by Julius Heinrich Franz (1913).

Mare. (243Km /151Mi ) (6.8N, 68.4E) Irregular outline, dark floor

 

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