South-western edge of the visible part of the Moon. The system of radial
mountain ridges and valleys around Mare Orientale ends here, Vallis
Vallis Inghirami and
Vallis Baade. From Earth difficult to
observe because of the low angles.
Walter Baade (1893 - 1960) German
astronomer. Worked at Mt. Wilson and Mt. Palomar Observatory. Through his
work he contributed greatly to our knowledge about our, and other,
) (Dept: 5,240m /17,190ft) (44.77°S, 82.01°W) Circular formation. Rough
floor, many terraces, tiny central mountain.
VALLIS BOUVARD -
Alexis Bouvard (1767 -1843) French
mathematician and astronomer, discoverer of several comets.
(188 x 50km /117 x 31Mi
(38.44°S, 83.56°W.) Valley, part of the mare Orientalis Basin.
(1894 - 1957) Spanish physicist and specialist in spectroscopy.
(27km /17Mi) (45.78°S, 87.33°W) Irregular with terraced inner walls.
Jean Babtiste Joseph Baron de Fourier (1768
- 1830) French physicist and mathematician. The discoverer of the
) (Dept: 2,980m /9,780ft) (30.33°S, 53.1°W) No central hill,
satellite crater Fourier B lies along the eastern inner side.
Kasimir R. Graff (1878 - 1950)
German/Austrian astronomer, of Polish decent. Worked on Moon maps, visual
) (Dept: 4,970m /16,305ft) (42.35°S, 88.69°W) Circular with tiny
craterlets on the floor.
Sylvestre F. de Lacroix
(1723 - 1788) French Mathematician and teacher.
) (Dept: 2,360m/7,740ft) (37.94°S, 59.18°W) Lacroix J that overlies
the southern rim. For the rest circular.
Joseph Louis Lagrange
(1736 - 1813) French mathematician and author of "Mecanique Analytique",
known from the
Lagrangian points in planetary orbits.
) (Dept: 2,700km /8,860ft) (32.3°S, 72.8°W) Large eroded remains of a
crater, with a lava covered floor.
Jacob H. W. Lehmann (1800 - 1863) German
theologian and astronomer, worked on celestial mechanics.
) (Dept: 800m /2,625ft) (39.97° S, 56.13° W) Heavily worn with an
(1746 - 1826) Italian astronomer, discovered the first Planetoid. (Ceres).
(101km /63Mi) (Depth: 1,620m /5,315ft) (36.24°S, 68.02°W) Heavily worn
eroded walled plain.