Crater-field at the south-eastern edge of the visible side of the Moon. A
system of rilles and valleys connected to Mare Nectaris reaches all the
way here. Special attention should be given to the stretched out valleys
near crater Rheita.
Leo Brenner. (1855
- 1928) Austrian amateur astronomer and observer of the Moon and the
(97km Ø ) (3,300m /10,830ft) (39.0°S, 39.3°E) Deeply
eroded, to the point where only the western part still resembles a crater.
David Fabricius Goldschmidt (1564 - 1617)
Dutch amateur astronomer. Discovered the periodicy of Mira.
Crater. (78km Ø ) (2,500m /8,200ft) (42.9°S, 42.0°E) Fabricius has multiple
central peaks that rise to 0.8 km.
Pierre Jules César Janssen
(1824 - 1907) French astronomer.
(190km Ø ) (2,900m /9,515ft) (44.9°S, 41.5°E) Heavily
worn and is marked by many lesser crater impacts. The outer wall is
Robert Mallet (1810 - 1881)
physicist and geologist.
Crater. (58km Ø ) (2,300m /7,545ft) (45.4°S,
Worn and rounded outer rim.
Adriaan Adriaanszoon Metius
(1571 - 1635) Dutch mathematician and astronomer.
(88km Ø ) (3,000m /9,840ft) (40.3°S, 43.3°E) Flat floor, low central
Michael Neumann (1529 - 1581) German
astronomer and mathematician, and physician
(50km Ø ) (3,400m /11,155ft) (31.3°S,
39.9°E) Roughly circular and somewhat sharp-edged,
Nicolas C. Fabri de Peiresc (1580 -
1637) French physicist and amateur astronomer. He discovered the Orion
(62km Ø ) (3,680m /12,970ft) (46.46° S, 67.81° E) Outer parts
eroded by smaller impacts.
Nicolau Reymers Bär (Died:1600)
Crater. (48km Ø ) (2,700m /8,860ft) (47.7°S, 60.3°E) Heavily worn and
Anton Maria Schyrleus of Rheita (1597 -
1660) Bohemian optician, and builder of the telescopes used by Kepler.
Author of a Moon map. astronomer and theoretician.
(70km Ø ) (4,300m /14,105ft) (37.1°S 47.2°E) The crater floor
is flat and it has a central peak. Sharp rim, terraced wall.
Carl August von Steinheil (1801 - 1870)
inventor, scientist, physicist, engineer and astronomer.
Crater. (67km Ø ) (3,000m /10,000ft) (48.6°S, 46.5°E) Circular, craterlets.
Georg Freiherr von Vega (1756 - 1802)
mathematician and author of a logarithm table.
(76km Ø ) (2,900m /9,000ft) (45.4°S, 63.4°E) Worn and eroded.
Thomas Young (1773 - 1829)
English linguist, physicist, physician, discoverer of interference
of light, explained how come we see colors.
Crater. (71km Ø ) (4,200m /12,000ft) (41.5°S, 50.9°E) Eroded, partly vanished.