68.Rheita

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.

BRENNER - Leo Brenner(1855 - 1928) Austrian amateur astronomer and observer of the Moon and the planets.

Crater. (97km ) (3,300m /10,830ft) (39.0S, 39.3E) Deeply eroded, to the point where only the western part still resembles a crater.

FABRICIUS - David Fabricius Goldschmidt (1564 - 1617) Dutch amateur astronomer. Discovered the periodicy of Mira.

Crater. (78km ) (2,500m /8,200ft) (42.9S, 42.0E) Fabricius has multiple central peaks that rise to 0.8 km.

JANSSEN - Pierre Jules Csar Janssen (1824 - 1907) French astronomer.

 Crater. (190km ) (2,900m /9,515ft) (44.9S, 41.5E) Heavily worn and is marked by many lesser crater impacts. The outer wall is breached.

MALLET - Robert Mallet (1810 - 1881) Irish physicist and geologist.

Crater. (58km ) (2,300m /7,545ft) (45.4S, 54.2E) Worn and rounded outer rim.

METIUS - Adriaan Adriaanszoon Metius (1571 - 1635) Dutch mathematician and astronomer.

Crater. (88km ) (3,000m /9,840ft) (40.3S, 43.3E) Flat floor, low central peak.

NEANDER - Michael Neumann (1529 - 1581) German astronomer and mathematician, and physician

Crater. (50km ) (3,400m /11,155ft) (31.3S, 39.9E) Roughly circular and somewhat sharp-edged, central peaks.

PEIRESCIUS - Nicolas C. Fabri de Peiresc (1580 - 1637)  French physicist and amateur astronomer. He discovered the Orion Nebula.

Crater. (62km ) (3,680m /12,970ft) (46.46 S, 67.81 E) Outer parts eroded by smaller impacts.

REIMARUS - Nicolau Reymers Br (Died:1600) German mathematician.

Crater. (48km ) (2,700m /8,860ft) (47.7S, 60.3E) Heavily worn and eroded.

RHEITA - 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.

Crater. (70km ) (4,300m /14,105ft) (37.1S 47.2E) The crater floor is flat and it has a central peak. Sharp rim, terraced wall.

STEINHEIL - Carl August von Steinheil (1801 - 1870) German inventor, scientist, physicist, engineer and astronomer.

Crater. (67km ) (3,000m /10,000ft) (48.6S, 46.5E) Circular, craterlets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

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VEGA - Georg Freiherr von Vega (1756 - 1802) Slovenian mathematician and author of a logarithm table.

Crater. (76km ) (2,900m /9,000ft) (45.4S, 63.4E) Worn and eroded.

YOUNG - Thomas Young (1773 - 1829) English linguist, physicist, physician, discoverer of interference of light, explained how come we see colors.

Crater. (71km ) (4,200m /12,000ft) (41.5S, 50.9E) Eroded, partly vanished.

 

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