eastern edge of the visible side of the Moon, with the grand walled plain
of Humboldt, best to be viewed just after full Moon. The walled plain of
Vendelinus is part of the crater chain
Johann J. Balmer (1825 - 1898)
Swiss mathematician and physicist, know for the "Balmer series" in the
/6,430ft) (20.27°N, 70.22°E) Remains
of a lava flooded walled plain.
Martin Behaim (Behem) (1459 - 1507)
German sailor and cartographer. Maker of the oldest surviving Earth-globe.
(Dept: 2,100m /6,890ft) (16.59°S, 79.41°E) Walls terraced, low central
Edward Emerson Barnard (1857 -1923)
American astronomer. Gifted observational astronomer. Discoverer of
Barnard's Star in 1916.
Crater. (105km ø)
(29.5°S, 85.6°E) Distorted by nearby impacts. Interior irregular. A pair
of small craterlets lies near the center of the interior floor.
Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839 - 1903)
American mathematician and physical-chemist.
) (Debt: 3,960m /12,990ft) (18.34°S, 84.23°E) A recent
small impact along the northeastern rim has produced a small ray system,
(ca. 550 – 476 BC) Greek cartographer, first historian, and author
from Milete. Author of an early World map. First to mention the Celts.
) (Debt: 4,780m /15,680ft) (22.12°S, 79.54°E ) Walled plain.
Worn and Eroded.
Edward S. Holden (1846 - 1914) American
astronomer. First Director of Lick Observatory.
(Dept: 1,770m /5,810ft) (19.14°N, 62.48°E) Rim is impacted by a craterlet
on the north-northwest, terraces along the northeast interior wall. Small
crater on the floor just to the south of the midpoint. Satellite crater of
Wilhelm Freiherr von Humboldt (1767 -
1835) German statesman, philologist, linguist. Brother of Alexander von
(Dept: 5.160m /16,930ft) (26.85°S, 80.76°E) Walled plain, central
mountains, concentric and radial rilles. Dark spots near the wall.
Gabriel Lamé (1795-1870) French
mathematician. Mathematics applied to engineering.
(Dept: 3.590m /11,780ft) (14.69°S, 64.48°E) The eastern crater rim
overlaid by a series of overlapping craters, low outer rim.
Adrien-Marie Legendre (1752 - 1833)
French mathematician. Number theory. Calculations of comet orbits.
(Dept: 2.700m /8,860ft) (28.98°N, 69.96°E) Rim
eroded, many small craterlets along the rim and the sides of the outer
wall. A small crater about 25 kilometers, (15Mi), in diameter lies across
the southern rim.