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Lunar Orbiter Images
- The Hi-Res scan of Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph
shows the Concentric Crater on
's floor very well! This Concentric Crater is the 13th item in C.A.Wood's list published in 1978.
is one of Apollo 12's oblique orbital high-sun views of
's Concentric Crater.
is the first one in a series of Apollo 15's orbital
). Note the Concentric Crater near the photograph's upper margin!
, in the same magazine (93-P), is an oblique view of
's central peak and radial rille system.
Research Lunar Orbiter and Apollo photographs: Danny Caes
USGS Digital Atlas PDF
W. HUMBOLDT.-- Though close to the limb, this enormous wall-surrounded plain, some 130 miles in extreme length, and estimated to have an area of 12,000 square miles, is well worth observing under suitable conditions. It ranks among the largest formations of its class, and in many respects resembles Bailly on the S.W. limb. At one point on the W. a peak rises to 16,000 feet, and on the opposite side there are peaks nearly as high. The floor contains some detail--a crater, nearly central, associated with ridges, and two dark spots, one at the S. and the other at the N. end.
Depth data from
Kurt Fisher database
Westfall, 2000: 5.16 km
Cherrington, 1969: 4.69 km
at 70 cm.
Exterior impact melt deposits to SE & ENE, max of ~100 km beyond rim. Most extensive ejecta, rays and secondary craters to the SSE, with max wall slumping on NNW side of crater, and topographically lowest rim crest to S & ENE (
Hawke and Head, 1977
TSI = 30, CPI = 25, FI = 25; MI =80
Smith and Sanchez, 1973
Friedrich Wilhelm Christian Karl Ferdinand Freiherr von Humboldt
(June 22, 1767 – April 8, 1835), government functionary, diplomat, philosopher, founder of Humboldt Universität in Berlin, friend of Goethe and especially of Schiller, is especially remembered as a German linguist who introduced a knowledge of the Basque language to European intellectuals.
This crater is shown as
on older maps, and was named for Wilhelm von Humboldt rather than for his more famous naturalist brother Alexander. The brother is commemorated with
Not to be confused with
(1919-2014, aerospace engineer, key figure in NASA's Apollo program).
Somewhere east of
should be a crater which was called
by Hugh Percy Wilkins and Patrick Moore, but the I.A.U. did not accept that name.
On the Limb Again
The Most Magnificent Crater
A Moving Image
: Crater with central peaks & dark spots.
Wood, C.A. 1/2007. Concentric Fractures and Craters. S&T 113(1):71-72
": THE MOON (Wilkins and Moore).
APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 5: Craters (
), Figure 180. Chapter 6: Rimae (
Part 3: Straight Rimae
), Figure 210.
A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), pages 224, 225.
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