The dark plains of Mare Nectaris, the lava flooded walled plain of
Fracastorius, and Piccolini are the most noticeable formations on this
part of the Moon. Starting at Beaumont a minor mountain range runs north.
Élie de Beaumont (1798 - 1874)
French geologist. Worked on the geological map of France.
/5,580 ft) (18.08°S, 28.8°E) Rim
breached in the east, lava flooded the interior, only a worn and
crater-impacted outer wall left.
Johann G. F. von Bohnenberger (1765 -
1831) German astronomer and mathematician.
Crater. (33km /20.5Mi
(Dept: 1,060m /3,480ft) (16.25°S, 40.01°E) Low
rim, irregular floor with small hills, small craterlet along the western
Girolamo (Hieronymus) Fracastoro (1483 -
1553) Italian poet, physician, and astronomer.
) (21.39°S, 33.03°E) Flooded horse shoe shaped remains of a
crater, now a bay of Mare Nectaris. The remains of the crater wall still
standing are as high as 2,400m /7,875ft.
MARE NECTARIS -
See of Nectar. Named by Riccioli.
) (101,000 km² /38,996Mi² ) (15.2°S, 35.5°E) Circular Mare.
Alessandro Piccolomini (1508 - 1578)
Italian archbishop and astronomer. Author of Star charts, on which the
stars were marked with Latin letters, later Bayer would use Greek letters
to do the same..
(Dept: 4,500m /14,760ft) (29.74°S, 32.16°E) Circular with wide terraces
and a central hill of 2.0 kilometers/6,560ft high. A few craterlets on the
PYRENAEUS - Named after the mountain range on Earth
(Height: 3,000m /9,840ft) (15.62°S, 41.02°E) Named after the mountains, or
after a kind of cheese, (the Moon is said to be made out of blue
cheese..) The names of the cheese and the mountains sound the same.
William Parson Earl of Rosse (1800 -
1867) Irish astronomer. Builder of a mirror telescope with a 180cm mirror
(F 168cm), the biggest ever at that time. With which he studied the spiral
structure of galaxies. He named the Owl, Crab, and Dumbell nebulae.
(Dept: 2,420m /7,970ft) (17.96°S, 34.96°E) Bowl shaped, bright.
Ladislav Weinek (1848-1883) Austrian
astronomer, director of the Prague Observatory at Klementinum (1883), author of
a Moon atlas.
(32km /20Mi ø
3,370m /11,055ft) (27.6°S, 37.05°E ) Circular, somewhat eroded, a triple
cluster of small craters lies across the northern rim and inner wall, and there
are small craterlets along the southern rim.