Lat: 5.5562°N, Long: 54.7431°E, Diam: 10.4043 km, Depth: km, Rükl
(formerly Apollonius K)
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LO-IV-184H This small field straddling the northeast edge of Mare Fecunditatis includes the four IAU-approved crater names Abbot, Ameghino, Bombelli and Smithson. The relatively large, complex crater to the southeast of Bombelli is Apollonius A.


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Mishqui Basin

  • The flat unnamed area north-northeast of Abbot is unofficially known as the Mishqui Basin. This name was printed on the greenish Rand McNally moonmap and on the same moonmap in Patrick Moore's Atlas of the Universe (1983). The exact origin of this unofficial name is still unknown. Who was Mishqui?
  • For a list of other mysterious names on these moonmaps, see Rand McNally. - DannyCaes DannyCaes Sep 1, 2015

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Flemish and Dutch readers should be aware of the appearance of C. G. Abbot in Julien Weverbergh's most interesting book on natural luminous phenomena (1980, Ankh-Hermes). Unfortunately, this book was (and still is) almost always located at the shelves of the category "esoterics" because of its name: UFO's In Het Verleden (UFO's In The Past). WARNING: this is not the umpteenth book on "flying saucers", this book is totally different! It is a valuable appendix to William R. Corliss's book Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and related luminous phenomena (The Sourcebook Project, 1982), and much, MUCH more! - DannyCaes DannyCaes Apr 15, 2015

C. G. Abbot in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and related luminous phenomena (1982) :
  • GLL2-R17 (Bead Lightning), GLL24-R1 (Tubular Lightning), and GLL25-R1 (Meandering Lightning): Remarkable Lightning Photographs (Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1934).
- In Tornados, Dark Days, Anomalous Precipitation, and related weather phenomena (1983) :
  • GWS1-R16 (The Correlation of Lunar Phase and Terrestrial Weather): Precipitation Cycles (Science, 1949).
- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Page 67: The Closing of a Famous Astronomical Problem (about the so-called intramercurial planet called Vulcan) (W.W.Campbell, Popular Science Monthly, 1909).

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