69.Furnerius

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.

ABEL - Niels H. Abel(1802 - 1829) Norwegian mathematician.

Crater. (122km /75Mi ) (1,910m /6,266ft) (34.5S, 87.3E) Floor resurfaced.

ADAMS - 1. John Adams ( 1816 - 1892) English astronomer co-discoverer of Neptune. 2. Charles H. Adams ( 1868 - 1951) American astronomer. 3. Walter S. Adams ( 1868 - 1951) American astronomer. Director of the Wilson Observatory.

Crater. (66km /41Mi ) (2,000m /6,560ft) (31.9S, 68.2E) Circular, craterlets.

MARE AUSTRALE - The "Southern Sea.  Irregularly shaped  Moon Mare extending to  the backside of the Moon. Named by Mdler.

Mare (148,000km) ( 900km /560Mi ) Circular formation containing many craters and bright islands.

BARNARD - Edward E. Barnard (1857 - 1923) American astronomer. Discoverer of  fast moving Barnard's Star.

Crater. (116km /72Mi ) (2,660m /6,727ft) (29.68 S, 85.89 E) The formation has been reshaped and distorted by nearby impacts.

FRAUNHOFER - Joseph von Fraunhofer (1787 - 1826) German physicist, and discoverer of the Fraunhofer lines in the Solar spectrum.

Crater. (56km /35Mi ) (1,500m /4,920ft) (39.5S, 59.1E) Slightly eroded, craterlets.

FURNERIUS - George Furner (ca. 1634) French mathematics professor.

Crater.  (125km /78Mi ) (3,500m /11,480ft) (36.3S, 60.4E) The interior floor is marked by fourteen notable craters. The Japanese satellite named Hiten crash-landed in the vicinity of this crater in 1993.

GUM - Colin Stanley Gum (1924 - 1960) Australian astronomer.

Crater. (55km /34Mi ) (820m /2,690ft) (40.37 S, 88.93 E) Flooded by lava, only the rim is still visible.

HAMILTON - Sir William R. Hamilton  (1805 - 1865) Irish mathematician.

Crater.  (57km /    Mi ) (2,810m /2,920ft) (42.79 S, 84.36 E) Circular, terraced, partly out of view from Earth.

MARINUS - Marinus of Thyros (Μαρίνος ο Τύριος) (Second century BC) Greek 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.

Crater. (57km /35Mi ) (2,960m /9,710ft) (39.41 S, 76.53 E) A pair of smaller craters overlays most of the south-southeastern rim.

OKEN - Lorenz Oken (Ockenfuss) (1779 - 1851) German physicist and philosopher. Author of a Moon map, astronomer and theoretician.

Crater. (79km /49Mi ) (2,550m /8,370ft) (43.4 S, 76.06 E) Flooded interior.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

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REIGENBACH - Georg von Reigenbach (1772 - 1826) German engineer, scientist, physicist, constructor of astronomical and optical instruments, astronomer.

Crater. (71km /44Mi ) (4,000m /13,123ft) (30.3S, 48.0E) The rim of this crater has been heavily worn by impact erosion.

STEVINUS - Simon Stevin (1548 - 1620) Dutch, engineer, constructor, builder of waterworks.

Crater. (75km /47Mi ) (3,000m /9,840ft) (32.5S, 54.2E) Circular, high inner wall, central peak.

 

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