Western part of Mare Nubium, where we find the crater Bullialdus. Here we
find the "bridge" over the Bullialdus W valley near the crater
Agatharchides O. The dome of Kies Pi, and the rilles Rimae Hippalus and
Ismael Boulliaud. (1605-1794) French
astronomer historian and theologian.
(61 km/38Mi mi ø
(20.74°S, 22.36°W) Circular
formation, terraced slopes, central mountains, on the outside of the
crater rim, radial structures. Central mountain over a 1,000m high.
Giovanni Campano. (13th century AD)
Italian astronomer and theologian.
) (Dept: 2,080m /6,824ft) (28.05°S, 27.94°W) Circular, floor resurfaced
with lava, small central mountain.
DARNEY - Maurice
Darney (1882– 1958) French Astronomer and Moon observer.
Specialist in selenography, studied the topography of the Montes Caucasus
and Mare Imbrium.
) (Dept: 2,620m /8,595ft) (14.5°S, 23.5.0°W) Circular bowl shaped
formation, Steep slopes, high walls.
PALUS EPIEMIARUM -
Swamp of Sicknesses.
(32.0°S, 28.2°W) East - west running Mare, contains a systems of rilles.
GOULD - Benjamin
A. Gould (1824-1896)
astronomer who did research on the southern sky. (The
He founded the magazine "Astronomical Journal".
) (Dept: 190m /623ft) (19.25°S, 17.3°W) Flooded crater remains, with a
partly disappeared low outer rim. Gould P and A dominate the floor.
(1st century BC) Greek Navigator and cartographer. Found out how to sail
to India from the red sea, using the monsoon.
) (Height: 1.230m /4,035ft) (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
Johann Kies (1713 - 1781) German astronomer and
) (Dept: 390m /1,280ft) (26.31°S, 22.65°W) Lava flooded, low circular rim,
KÖNIG - Rudolf
astronomer selenographer, musician, businessman. He build his own
observatory, did 47,00 measurements of Moon formations. His
Zeiss-telescope is still in use at the
) (Dept: 2,440m /8,005ft) (24.23°S, 24.74°W)
Crater floor rough and irregular, with a very small central hill.
Stanislaw Lubiniezky (1623 - 1675) Polish astronomer who
studied historic comets.
) (Dept: 780m /2,560ft) (17.92°S, 23.93°W) Lava flooded, circular. Very
low rim. Floor with craterlets.
17.0 °S, 17.8°W
Gerard Kremer (1512 - 1594) Flemish cartographer.
Used as first the word "Atlas"
for a collection of maps. The "Mercator
Projection" was invented by him.
) (Dept: 1,760m /5,774ft) ( 29.27°S, 26.2 °W) Lava flooded, circular. The
craters Mercator C, D, F, and B saddle the rim.
Sea of Clouds (Named by
in 1651) (
Riccioli's Moon Map
(715km /444Mi ø
) (20.59° S, 17.29° W) Roughly circular formation. The rays of Tycho run
over the Mare.
W. Opelt (1794 - 1863) German financier who supported the
Opelt, son of Friedrich W. Opelt, continued his scientific work.
) (Dept: 770m /2,525ft) (16°S, 18°W)