66.Maurolycus

Crowded crater-field in the south-eastern sector of the southern hemisphere of the Moon. The crater Maurolycus forms a couple with the Faraday-Stfler complex. The crater Gemma Frisius draws our attention with its 5000 meters high crater wall.

BAROCIUS - Francesco Barozzi(ca. 1570) Italian mathematician.

Crater. (82km /50Mi ) (3,500m /11,480ft) (44.9S, 16.8E) Eroded rim, many craterlets.

BREISLAK - Scipione Breislak (1853 - 1948) Italian chemist and geologist.

Crater. (50km / Mi ) (2,600m /8,530ft) (48.2S, 18.3E) The rim has been heavily worn, and several small craterlets lie along the outer wall.

BUCH - Christian Leopold von Buch (1774 - 1853) German geologist.

Crater. (54km /30Mi ) (1,400m /4,590ft) (38.8S, 17.7E ) Eroded, oval shaped.

BSCHING - Anton F. Bsching (1724 - 1793) German philosopher and geographer.

Crater. (52km /30Mi ) (1,700m /5,580ft) (38.0S, 20.0E) Rim worn down, edge rounded.

CLAIRAUT - Alexis Claude Clairaut (1713 - 1765) French surveyor, mathematician and astronomer.

Crater. (75km /45Mi ) (2,700m /8,860ft) (47.7S, 13.9E) Eroded and damaged by impacts.

FARADAY - Michael Faraday (1791 1867) English physicist and chemist.

Crater. (70km /40Mi ) (4,100m /13,450ft) (42.4S, 8.7E ) Lays across Stfler.

GEMMA FRISIUS - Jemme Reinerszoon Frisius (1508 - 1555) Dutch physician, mathematician, geographer, cartographer and astronomer.

Crater. (89km /55Mi ) (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 is Goodackre.

Crater. Gemma Frisius D. (28km /16Mi ) (34.37 S, 10.85 E) The smaller satellite craters D, G, and H are attached to the damaged face.

GOODACRE - Walter Goodacre (1856 - 1938) English selenographer, author of a Moon map.

Crater. (46km /30Mi ) (3,200m /10,500ft) (32.7S, 14.1E) Attached to the north-northeastern part of the exterior of Gemma Frisius, a heavily worn and much larger formation.

KAISER - Frederik Kaiser (1808 - 1872) Dutch astronomer and director of Leyden Observatory.

Crater. (52km /30Mi ) (1,800m /5,905ft) (36.5S, 6.5E) Eroded and overlaid. Kaiser A lies across the eastern rim.

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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MAUROLYCUS - Francesco Maurolico (1494 - 1575) Italian mathematician and opponent of Copernicus.

Crater. (114km /70Mi ) (4,700m /15,420ft) (41.8S, 14.0E) In the middle of a chaotic crater field.

POISSON - Simon-Denis Poisson (1781 - 1840) French mathematician.

Crater. (42km /25Mi ) (2,000m /6,560ft) (30.4S, 10.6E) Eroded and flooded.

 

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