Crowded crater-field in the south-eastern sector of the southern
hemisphere of the Moon. The crater Maurolycus forms a couple with the
Faraday-Stöfler complex. The crater Gemma Frisius draws our attention with
its 5000 meters high crater wall.
Francesco Barozzi. (ca.
1570) Italian mathematician.
(82km /50Mi Ø ) (3,500m /11,480ft) (44.9°S,
16.8°E) Eroded rim, many craterlets.
Scipione Breislak (1853 - 1948) Italian
chemist and geologist.
/ Mi Ø ) (2,600m /8,530ft) (48.2°S, 18.3°E) The rim has been heavily worn,
and several small craterlets lie along the outer wall.
Christian Leopold von Buch (1774 - 1853) German
(54km /30Mi Ø ) (1,400m /4,590ft) (38.8°S, 17.7°E ) Eroded, oval
Anton F. Büsching (1724 - 1793)
philosopher and geographer.
/30Mi Ø ) (1,700m /5,580ft) (38.0°S, 20.0°E) Rim worn down, edge rounded.
Alexis Claude Clairaut
(1713 - 1765) French surveyor, mathematician and astronomer.
(75km /45Mi Ø ) (2,700m /8,860ft) (47.7°S,
13.9°E) Eroded and damaged by impacts.
Michael Faraday (1791 1867) English
physicist and chemist.
(70km /40Mi Ø ) (4,100m /13,450ft) (42.4°S,
8.7°E ) Lays across Stöfler.
Jemme Reinerszoon Frisius (1508 -
1555) Dutch physician, mathematician, geographer, cartographer and
(89km /55Mi Ø ) (5,160m /16,930ft) (34.38° S, 13.37° E) Heavily
damaged by impacts, particularly along the north and west sides. The
smaller satellite craters D, G, and H are attached to the damaged face. As
Gemma Frisius D. (28km /16Mi Ø ) (34.37° S, 10.85° E) The smaller
satellite craters D, G, and H are attached to the damaged face.
Walter Goodacre (1856 - 1938)
selenographer, author of a Moon map.
/30Mi Ø ) (3,200m /10,500ft) (32.7°S, 14.1°E) Attached to the
north-northeastern part of the exterior of Gemma Frisius, a heavily worn
and much larger formation.
Frederik Kaiser (1808 - 1872) Dutch
astronomer and director of Leyden Observatory.
(52km /30Mi Ø ) (1,800m /5,905ft) (36.5°S, 6.5°E) Eroded and
overlaid. Kaiser A lies across the eastern rim.