König

Lat: 24.23°S, Long: 24.74°W, Diam: 22.95 km, Depth: 2.44 km, Rükl: 53
external image normal_Konig_LO-IV-125H_LTVT.JPGLO-IV-125H The 3-km circular crater in the lower right is König A.

Images

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  • Konig was also captured by Apollo 16's south looking mapping/metric Fairchild camera, such as in Frame AS16-M-2495, in which Konig is noticeable very near the central part of the curved horizon.
  • Research: Danny Caes.


Maps

(LAC zone 94D2) LAC map Geologic map

Description


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König

Additional Information


Nomenclature

  • Named for Rudolf König (1865-1927), an Austrian mathematician, astronomer. In lunar studies, König is noted for completing and publishing the second set of Johann Krieger's Atlas, as well as for an very excellent 17-inch map of the Moon's full disk, apparently of his own construction.
  • Named by Karl Müller in Named Lunar Formations in 1935 (Whitaker, p 229).
  • A hill west-northwest of Konig seems to have been called Phi (see Chart 80 in the Times Atlas of the Moon). Was this Konig Phi or Hippalus Phi?

Lettered Craters

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Excerpt from the USGS Digital Atlas of the Moon.

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