Lat: 8.5°N, Long: 84.6°E, Diam: 137 km, Depth: 4.45 km, Rükl: 38, Nectarian
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Description: Elger

Though still nearer the limb, this walled-plain, 74 miles in diameter, is a much more conspicuous object. It has a lofty border and a prominent central mountain, the highest portion of a range of hills which traverses the interior from N. to S.

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  • Named for John Napierof Merchistoun (1550 – 4 April 1617), nicknamed Marvellous Merchistoun, was a Scottish mathematician, physicist, astronomer/astrologer and 8th Laird of Merchistoun.
  • According to Whitaker (p. 218), this name was introduced into the modern nomenclature by Schröter, but it had been used earlier by Van Langren.

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