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.
) (Around 160 BC). Greek historian and
) (Dept: 1,280m /3600ft) (19.8°S, 30.9°W) Damaged, lava flooded wall and
floor filled with dark lava. Ruins of central mountain.
(1671 – 1750) German
astronomer and mathematician. Author of a Moon Chart.
(64km/38Mi ø )
(28.5°N, 41.4°W) Strongly eroded crater. Central mountain.
Pierre Gassendi (1592 – 655) French
philosopher, priest, scientist, astronomer, and mathematician. Publishing
the first data on the transit of Mercury in 1631
) (Dept: 1,900m / 6,234ft) (17.5°S, 39.9°W)
Circular formation. Resembling a ring
with a pearl. (Gassendi A being the pearl)
(1st century BC) Greek Navigator and cartographer. Found out how to sail
to India from the red sea, using the monsoon.
(58km / 34Mi
) (Dept: 1.230m /3,700 ft) (24.8°S, 30.2°W) Crater remnant. The
southwest rim of Hippalus is missing, and the crater forms a bay along the
edge of the mare.
Sea of Moister (Named by
) (24.4°S, 38.6°W) Circular formation.
Promontorium Kelvin. Mountain named after
Kelvin (1824 – 1907) English scientist
) (26,93° S, 33,47° W) Triangular mountainous cape.
Moritz Loewy (1833 - 1907) Austrian
Jewish Astronomer. Had to flee to France because of Anti-Semitism in
Austria. Became director of the Paris Observatory in 1896, worked with
Pierre Puiseux on an atlas of the Moon composed of 10,000 photographs,
L’Atlas photographique de la Lune (1910).
(22 × 26Km /13 x 17 Mi) (Dept: 1,100m/3,300ft) (22.7°S, 32.8°W)
Pierre Puiseux (1855 – 1928) French
astronomer, worked with Moritz Loewy, taking 6000 photos of the Moon, for
the Paris Moon Atlas. L’Atlas photographique de la Lune (1910).
(25Km /15Mi ø
) (Dept: 400m/1,200ft) (27.8° S, 39.0° W) Lava flooded formation.