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Cavalerius is at the top of the image with the deep shadow.
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, the 44th item in C.A.Wood's list of Concentric Craters (1978), is noticeable near the upper margin of Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph
Research: Danny Caes
CAVALERIUS.--The most northerly member of the linear chain, a ring-plain, 41 miles in diameter, with terraced walls rising about 10,000 feet above the floor. Within there is a long central mountain with three peaks. Under a high light the region on the E. is seen to be crossed by broad light streaks.
Depth data from
Kurt Fisher database
Westfall, 2000: 3.6 km
Viscardy, 1985: 3 km
Cherrington, 1969: 3.29 km
Central peak height
: 1.1 km
Exterior impact melt deposits most extensive to NE, max of ~5 km beyond rim. Most extensive ejecta, rays and secondary craters to the ESE, with max wall slumping on SSW side of crater, and topographically lowest rim crest to N & S (
Hawke and Head, 1977
Small pyroclastic deposit (area = 880 km^2). Gaddis, L. (1999)
Lunar Pyroclastic Volcanism Project
TSI = 35, CPI = 30, FI = 20; MI =85
Smith and Sanchez, 1973
Bonaventura Francesco Cavalieri
(Cavalerius) (1598 - November 30, 1647) was an Italian mathematician known for Cavalieri's principle, which states that the volumes of two objects are equal if the areas of their corresponding cross-sections are in all cases equal. Cavalieri developed a "method of the indivisibles," which he used to determine areas and volumes. It was a significant step on the way to modern infinitesimal calculus. He was introduced to Galileo through academic and ecclesiastical contacts. Cavalieri would write at least 112 letters to Galileo. Cavalieri also constructed a hydraulic pump for his monastery and published tables of logs, emphasizing their practical use in the fields of astronomy and geography.
Coombs, CR & BR Hawke (1992) Pyroclastic deposits on the western limb of the Moon.
Proc. Lunar Planet. Sci. 22, 303-312
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