Lat: 60.8°S, Long: 15.1°E, Diam: 41 km, Depth: 2.12 km, Rükl: 74
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(IAU Directions) KINAU.--One of the group of remarkable ring-plains extending in a N.E. direction from Pentland.

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  • Named for Adolph (or Adolf) Gottfried Kinau (January 4, 1814 - January 9, 1888), a German Protestant minister and astronomer. Kinau was known as selenographer who had specialized in lunar rills. In 1847 he discovered six lunar rills and continued to make lunar drawings all his life.
  • Attributed to botanist C.A. Kinau in Who's Who in the Moon. Correct honoree discovered by Robert Garfinkle and B. Pfeiffer.

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