71.Schiller

Area at the south-western front side of the Moon. We see two Moon basins, the first resembles the crater Bailley, the second still unnamed we find in-between Schiller, Zucchius and Phoclydides.

BAILLY - Jean Sylvain Bailly (1736 - 1793) French astronomer and politician.

Crater. (303km ) (4,300m) (66.8S, 69.4W) Heavily eroded, many craterlets on the rim and the floor.

BAYER - Johann Bayer (1572 - 1682) German astronomer. Created the first complete sky atlas, with coordinates. He gave the stars their Greek letters of designation. (Uranometria 1604)

Crater. (47km ) (2,000m) (51.6S, 35.0W) Circular, flat floor with satellite crater and craterlets, slopes and rim with craterlets.

BETTINUS - Mario Bettinie (1582 - 1657) Italian philosopher and mathematician.

Crater. (71km ) (3,800m) (63.4S, 44.8W) Terraced irregular walls, central mountain, craterlets on the rim.

HAUSEN - Christian A. Hausen (1693 - 1743) German astronomer physicist and mathematician.

Crater. (167km ) (3,900m) (65.5S, 88.4W) Circular with terraced walls, a rough floor sprinkled with small hills, and a central mountain.

KIRCHER - Athanasius Kircher (1601 - 1680) German mathematician.

Crater. (72km ) (4,300m) (67.1S, 45.3W) Circular, flat floor, sprinkled with craterlets.

ROST - Leonhardt Rost (1688 - 1727) German amateur astronomer and popularizer of astronomy.

Crater. (48km ) (2,000m) (56.4S, 33.7W) Circular, low rim, twinned with Rost A. (39 km) (56.5 S 36.7 W).

SCHILLER - Julius Schiller (ca. 1627) German monk, author of "Coelum Stellarum Christianum" (1627).

Crater. (179 71 km ) (3,900m) (51.8S, 40.0W) Shaped like a footprint, or a mouse, as seen from above.

SEGNER - Johann Andeas von Segner (1704 - 1777) German physicist and inventor.

Crater. (67km ) (1,300m) (58.9S, 48.3W) Low rim partly overlapped by Zucchius. Eroded.

WEIGEL - Erhard Weigel (1625 - 1699) German astronomer, mathematician and teacher.

Crater. (35km ) (2,300m) (58.2S, 38.8W) Rim covered by a number of satellite craters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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ZUCCHIUS - Niccolo Zucchini (1586 - 1670) Italian mathematician and astronomer one of the first to observe the bands of clouds on Jupiter.

Crater. (64 km ) (3,200m) (61.4S, 50.3W) Circular, terraced walls, central hills.

 

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