Highland area in-between Mare Tranquillitatis and Mare Nectaris.
intersected by the rilles of Rimae Gutenberg. At the edge of Mare Nectaris
we see the crater pair Capella - Isidoris. Special features on the chart:
the pear - shaped double crater Torricelli, and the small crater
Cencorinus, one of the brightest objects on the Moon.
Martianus Capella (5th century BC)
Latin prose writer and jurist from Cartago. Writer of "De
nuptiis Philologiae et Mercurii", ("On the Marriage of Philology and
/11,482ft) (7.64°S, 34.9°E) Low
walled and crossed by a deep rift.
Censorinus (ca. 238 AD) Roman grammarian.
(Dept: 1,040m /3,412ft) (0.43°S, 32.67°E ) Circular crater with a
very bright rim.
Louis-Jaques Daguerre (1838 - 1921)
French painter, and inventor of the precursor of the photo camera.
) (11.92°S, 33.57°E) Pronounced flooded horse shoe shaped remains
of a crater. The remains of the crater wall still standing are as high as
1,500m/4,921ft. A bright rays coming from Mädler crosses the crater.
Casimir M. Gaudibert (1823 - 1901) French
amateur astronomer and Selenographer.
(Dept: 620m /2,034ft) (10.93°S, 37.82°E) Low rim and an irregular
central mountain, ridges.
Isidor of Seville (570-636) Bishop of
Seville. Wrote an encyclopedia, astronomer.
(Dept: 1,580m /5.184ft) (8°S, 34°E)
Johann H. von Mädler (1794-1874) German
astronomer, observer of double stars. Author of "Der Mond" (with Moon
(Dept: 2,670m /8,783 ft) (11.03°S, 29.72°E) Circular, central mountain,
terraced. A ray runs from Mädler across Daquerre.
MARE NECTARIS -
See of Nectar. Named by
) (101,000 km² /38996Mi² ) (15.2°S, 35.5°E) Circular Mare.
Evangelista Torricelli (1608 - 1647)
Italian Physicist, mathematician, inventor. Pupil of Galileo Galileï.
Invented the barometer.
(Dept: 2.980m /9,777ft) (5.0°S, 28°E) Wall open towards the west,
connected with a smaller crater, the combination is pear shaped.
MARE TRANQUILLITATIS - Sea of
Tranquility Named so by
) (8.5°N, 31.4°E) In the western part
ridges, and domes.