64.Tycho

Crater-field south of Mare Nubium, most prominent Tycho. One of the most important craters on the Moon, en the centre of a big system of rays . Surveyor 7 landed at the north side of the crater's wall.

BALL - William Ball (ca. 16311690) English amateur astronomer.

Crater.  (40km /25Mi ) (2,800m /9,190ft) ( 35.92 S, 8.49 W) Sharp edged, circular, rough floored, central peak.

BROWN - Ernest W. Brown (1866 - 1938) English-American astronomer.

Crater. (34km /21Mi ) ( 1,810m /5,940ft) (46.49 S, 18.07 W) Rim deformed with a gap.

DESLANDRES - Henri-Alexandre Deslandres (1853 - 1948) French astronomer, astro-physicist.

Crater. (227km /140Mi ) (1,580m /5,180ft) (32.43 S, 5.95 W) Eroded and deformed, two other named craters on its floor. (Hell, Lexell).

GAURICUS - Luca Gaurico (1467 - 1558) Italian astronomer, theologian, translator of "Almageste".

Crater. (80km /50Mi ) (2,370m /7,775ft) (33.92 S, 12.83 W) Rim marked by satellite craters.

HEINSIUS - Gottfried Heinsius (1709 - 1769) German astronomer and mathematician.

Crater. (62km /40Mi ) (2,650m /8,695ft) (39.43 S, 17.81 W) Heavily damaged by subsequent impacts.

HELL - Maximilian Hell (1795 - 1971) Hungarian astronomer.

Crater. (33km /20Mi ) (2,200m /2,720ft) (32.43 S, 7.85 W) Central mountain 1000m high, central floor uneven, circular crater.

MONTANARI - Geminiano Montanari (1633 - 1787) Italian astronomer.

Crater. (77km /48Mi ) (2,010m) (45.83 S, 20.76 W) Eroded, distorted, rim disappeared.

PICTET - Marc A. Pictet (1752 - 1825) Swiss astronomer and physicist.

Crater. (60km /37Mi ) (1,780m /5,840ft) (43.6 S, 7.56 W) Rays coming from Tycho cross the crater.

PITATUS - Pietro Pitatis (16th century) Italian astronomer and mathematician.

Crater. (101km /62Mi ) (Dept: 680m /2,230ft) (29.91S, 13.56W) Lava flooded walled plain. Rilles along the inside of the Wall. Central mountain.

SASSERIDES - Gallio Sasceride (1562 - 1612) Danis physician and astronomer, assistant of Tycho Brahe.

Crater. (82km /50Mi ) (1,760m /5,775ft) (39.28 S, 9.44 W) Battered and ruined by impacts, scarcely recognizable as crater.

STREET - Thomas Streete (ca.1661) English astronomer.

Crater. (59km /37Mi ) (2,670m /8,760ft) (46.6 S, 10.84 W) Eroded and surrounded by other craters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TYCHO - Tycho Brahe (1546 - 1601) Danish astronomer.

Crater. (86.21km /53.5Mi ) (4,800m /1,5750ft) (43.31S 11.36W) Sharp edged, extensive ray system that reach as long as 1,500 km, central mountain.

WILHELM - Wilhelm IV of Hessen (1532 - 1592) German statesman and astronomer.

Crater. (105km /65Mi ) (3,240m /10,630ft) (43.26 S, 20.89 W) Eroded walled plain.

WURZELBAUER - Johann Phillipp Wurzelbauer (1651 - 1725) German solar-astronomer and astronomer.

Crater. (87km /54Mi ) (2,770m /9,090ft) (34.1 S, 16.07 W) Rim strongly eroded. A short chain of craters lies across the northern rim.

 

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