Amundsen

Lat: 84.3°S, Long: 85.6°E, Diam: 101 km, Depth: 5.87 km, Rükl: 74
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LO-IV-094H Amundsen is in the center. The 60-km diameter crater to its left (slightly above center) is unnamed. Below that, 73-km Nobile is partially visible, and along the bottom margin, the shadowed north part of 39-km Faustini. Near the top margin, one can see the sunlit inner south wall of 69-km Hédervári.

Images

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Maps

(LAC zone 144A4) USGS Digital Atlas PDF

Description


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Amundsen

Additional Information


  • external image 653844835_57c0e5be40_t.jpg The longest shadows in LO-IV-094H (from the western part of the north rim) correspond to height differences of 7,100 m (as measured by LTVT). This height difference increases to about 7,400 m when the shadow tip swings around to fall on the crater floor, as it does in later Lunar Orbiter images. Click on the thumbnail at left for further details about this measurement. Note that the deep shadow in the crater's west rim does not indicate a gap, but only that this portion of the rim is somewhat lower than the shadow-casting ridge to its north. It is still quite lofty and perhaps as much as 2 km higher than the eastern rim.
  • The central peaks stand 1,500 m (the larger northern one) and 1,300 m (the southern one) above the floor.
    - JimMosher JimMosher

Nomenclature

  • Named for Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen (July 16, 1872 – c. June 18, 1928), a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the first successful Antarctic expedition to the South Pole between 1910 and 1912. He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission.
  • Name originally proposed by Arthur and used by Wilkins and Moore in their The Moon, but not official nomenclature until used in Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved by IAU in 1964 (Whitaker, 1999, p234).

LPOD Articles

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Bibliography

  • A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), pages 190, 191.
  • Exploring the Moon's South Pole (Alan M. MacRobert), Sky and Telescope, october 1993, pages 66-67.


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