South-eastern edge of the visible side of the Moon. Stevenius, Furnerius
and Oken, (with its dark floor), will help us orientate. Coming in from
the south, parts of Mare Australe.
Niels H. Abel. (1802
- 1829) Norwegian mathematician.
(122km /75Mi Ø ) (1,910m /6,266ft) (34.5°S, 87.3°E) Floor
1. John Adams ( 1816 - 1892) English
astronomer co-discoverer of Neptune.
2. Charles H. Adams ( 1868 - 1951)
3. Walter S. Adams ( 1868 - 1951)
American astronomer. Director of the Wilson Observatory.
/41Mi Ø ) (2,000m /6,560ft) (31.9°S, 68.2°E) Circular, craterlets.
The "Southern Sea”.
shaped Moon Mare extending to
the backside of the Moon. Named by
( 900km /560Mi
Circular formation containing many craters and bright islands.
Edward E. Barnard (1857
- 1923) American astronomer. Discoverer of fast moving Barnard's Star.
(116km /72Mi Ø ) (2,660m /6,727ft) (29.68° S, 85.89° E) The
formation has been reshaped and distorted by nearby impacts.
Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787 - 1826)
physicist, and discoverer of the Fraunhofer lines in the Solar spectrum.
/35Mi Ø ) (1,500m /4,920ft) (39.5°S, 59.1°E) Slightly eroded, craterlets.
(31 August 1595 – 13 April 1652),
French mathematics professor.
/78Mi Ø ) (3,500m /11,480ft) (36.3°S, 60.4°E) The interior floor is marked
by fourteen notable craters. The Japanese satellite named Hiten
crash-landed in the vicinity of this crater in 1993.
Colin Stanley Gum (1924 - 1960)
/34Mi Ø ) (820m /2,690ft) (40.37° S, 88.93° E) Flooded by lava, only the
rim is still visible.
Sir William R. Hamilton (1805 -
1865) Irish mathematician.
(57km / Mi
Ø ) (2,810m /2,920ft) (42.79° S, 84.36° E) Circular, terraced, partly out
of view from Earth.
Marinus of Thyros (Μαρίνος ο Τύριος)
(Second century BC)
geographer, cartographer and mathematician, who founded mathematical
geography. First to state that Africa and Asia are larger than Europe, and
that the Roman Empire doesn't fill the whole Earth.
/35Mi Ø ) (2,960m /9,710ft) (39.41° S, 76.53° E) A pair of smaller
craters overlays most of the south-southeastern rim.
Lorenz Oken (Ockenfuss) (1779 - 1851)
German physicist and philosopher. Author of a Moon map, astronomer and
/49Mi Ø ) (2,550m /8,370ft) (43.4° S, 76.06° E) Flooded interior.
Georg von Reigenbach (1772 - 1826)
scientist, physicist, constructor of astronomical and optical instruments,
/44Mi Ø ) (4,000m /13,123ft) (30.3°S, 48.0°E) The rim of this crater has
been heavily worn by impact erosion.
Simon Stevin (1548 - 1620) Dutch, engineer,
constructor, builder of waterworks.
/47Mi Ø ) (3,000m /9,840ft) (32.5°S, 54.2°E) Circular, high inner wall,