56.Azophi

Area with many crater. The crater pair Azophi-Abenezra, and the craters Almanon, Geber, Playfair, and Apianus help us to orientate ourselves. Prominent also, the crater row Airy - Argelander - Vogel.

ABENEZRA - Abraham bar Rabbi ben Ezra. (אברהם אבן עזרא)  (ca. 1092 - 1167) Spanish-Jewish scientist, astronomer, philosopher, mathematician, and theologian.

Crater. (42km ) (3,700m) (1.0S, 11.9E) Floor is irregular and ridged. Twinned with Azophi.

AIRY - George B. Airy (1801 - 1892) English astronomer.

Crater.  (37km ) (1,800m) (18.1S, 5.7E) Worn rim, broken at the northern and southern ends, irregular floor, central peak.

ALMANON - Abdalla al Mamun (Died: 833 AD) Khalif of Bagdad, son of Harum al Rashid.

Crater.  (49km ) (2,500m) (16.8S, 15.2E) Eroded, craterlets.

APIANUS - Petrus Apianus (1495 - 1552) German humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy and cartography.

Crater. (63km ) (2,080m) (26.9S, 7.9E) Circular, flat floor, satellite craters on the rim.

ARGELANDER - Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander (1817 - 1872) German, astronomer.

Crater. (34km ) (3,000m) (16.5S, 5.8E) Eroded, broken rim, central mountain, satellite crater on the floor.

AZOPHI - Abd Al Rahman Al Sufi (903 - 986) Persian-Arab astronomer and mathematician.

Crater. (47km ) (3,700m) (22.1S, 12.7E) Twinned with Abenezra.

GEBER - Jabir ibn Aflah (1100 - 1150) Spanish-Arab astronomer and mathematician.

Crater. (45km ) (3,500m) (19.4S, 13.9E) Circular, flat floor, large satellite north-west of the rim.

KRUSENSTERN - Iwan F. Krusenstern (1770 -1846) Russian naval officer.

Crater. (47km ) (1,600m) (26.2S, 5.9E ) Rim mostly missing, floor flat with craterlets.

PLAYFAIR - John Playfair (1748 - 1819) Scottish scientist and mathematician, and a professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

Crater. (46km ) (3,370m) (23.57 S, 8.37 E) Circular rim with terraces, satellite craters on the floor, no central mountain.

PONTANUS - Giovanni G. Pontano (1426 - 1503) Italian astronomer, poet, and historian.

Crater. (58km ) (2,100m) (28.4S, 14.4E) Rough floor, broken wall, eroded.

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SACROBOSCO - John Holywood (Died: 1256) English astronomer and mathematician.

Crater. (98km ) (2,800m) (23.7S, 16.7E) Eroded, three bigger satellite craters on the floor, rim broken.

VOGEL - Hermann Carl Vogel (1841 - 1907) German astronomer and astrophysicist.

Crater. (27km ) (2,800m) (15.1S 5.9E) Part of three craters in a row, floors connected.

 

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