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.
Abraham bar Rabbi ben Ezra. (אברהם
(ca. 1092 - 1167) Spanish-Jewish scientist, astronomer, philosopher,
mathematician, and theologian.
(42km Ø ) (3,700m) (1.0°S, 11.9°E) Floor is irregular and ridged.
George B. Airy
- 1892) English astronomer.
(37km Ø ) (1,800m) (18.1°S,
5.7°E) Worn rim, broken at the northern and
southern ends, irregular floor, central peak.
Abdalla al Mamun (Died: 833 AD) Khalif of
Bagdad, son of Harum al Rashid.
(49km Ø ) (2,500m) (16.8°S, 15.2°E)
Petrus Apianus (1495 - 1552)
humanist, known for his works in mathematics, astronomy and cartography.
Ø ) (2,080m) (26.9°S, 7.9°E) Circular, flat floor, satellite craters on
Friedrich Wilhelm August Argelander
(1817 - 1872) German, astronomer.
(34km Ø ) (3,000m) (16.5°S, 5.8°E)
Eroded, broken rim, central mountain, satellite crater on the floor.
Abd Al Rahman Al Sufi (903 - 986)
Persian-Arab astronomer and mathematician.
(47km Ø ) (3,700m) (22.1°S, 12.7°E)
Jabir ibn Aflah (1100 - 1150)
Spanish-Arab astronomer and mathematician.
Ø ) (3,500m) (19.4°S, 13.9°E) Circular, flat floor, large satellite
north-west of the rim.
Iwan F. Krusenstern (1770 -1846)
Ø ) (1,600m) (26.2°S, 5.9°E ) Rim mostly missing, floor flat with
John Playfair (1748 - 1819) Scottish
scientist and mathematician, and a professor of natural philosophy at the
University of Edinburgh.
Ø ) (3,370m) (23.57° S, 8.37° E) Circular rim with terraces, satellite
craters on the floor, no central mountain.
Giovanni G. Pontano (1426 - 1503)
astronomer, poet, and historian.
(58km Ø ) (2,100m) (28.4°S, 14.4°E) Rough floor, broken wall, eroded.
John Holywood (Died: 1256) English
astronomer and mathematician.
(98km Ø ) (2,800m) (23.7°S, 16.7°E)
Eroded, three bigger satellite craters on the floor, rim broken.
Hermann Carl Vogel (1841 - 1907)
(27km Ø ) (2,800m) (15.1°S 5.9°E) Part of
three craters in a row, floors connected.