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Lat: 49.6°S, Long: 60.2°W, Diam: 84 km, Depth: 0.3 km,
is in the center, with areas where the crater flooding has overtopped the rim evident on the west and northwest. The crater
is partially visible in the lower right.
In this Earth-based view,
is seen at a very low sun angle, along the terminator. The "bird's foot" pattern on the surface (referred to by Elger) is evident, and the shadows cast by the remnants of the rim in the southeast indicate they stand about 1 km above the floor. To their right is the crater
and diagonally below that,
. A small part of the large crater
can be seen along the top margin.
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's (?) antique
and surroundings attributed to
Samuel Castner, Jr.
USGS Digital Atlas PDF
WARGENTIN.--A most remarkable member of the
group, flanking the S.W. side of
. Unlike the majority of lunar formations, its floor is raised considerably above the surrounding region, so that it resembles a shallow oval dish turned upside down. It is 54 miles in diameter, and, except on the S.E. (where it abuts on Phocylides
, and for some distance is bounded by its wall), it has only a border of very moderate dimensions. On the N.W. slope of this ghostly rampart I have seen a distinct little crater, and two much larger depressions on the N.E. slope. There are some low ridges on the floor, radiating from a nearly central point, which have been aptly compared to a bird's foot.
Depth data from
Kurt Fisher database
Pike, 1976: 0.3 km
Westfall, 2000: 0.3 km
Viscardy, 1985: 0.3 km
Pehr Wilhelm Wargentin
(September 22, 1717 – December 12, 1783), a Swedish astronomer. When Pehr Wargentin was 12 years old he observed a (total) lunar eclipse which would spark his life-long interest in Astronomy. Wargentin made studies on the moons of Jupiter and published his first paper on the topic in 1741 in the Acta of the Royal Society of Sciences in Uppsala.
(p. 218), this name was introduced by
The wrinkle ridges on the floor of
are unofficially called
Aug 21, 2011
Erroneously printed as
on page 76 (libration chart 5) in the
21st Century Atlas of the Moon
Jan 23, 2013
Sunrise on an Unflat Plain
: A crater filled to the rim with lava or ejecta.
Blewett, D. T., B. R. Hawke, P. G. Lucey, G. J. Taylor, R. Jaumann & P. D. Spudis (1995)
Remote sensing and geologic studies of the Schiller-Schickard region of the Moon
. J. Geohys. Res. 100, E8, 16,959-16,977.
Hawke, B. R. /et al./ 2007.
Remote Sensing Studies of the Schiller-Schickard Region of the Moon: Final Results
. 38th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, (Lunar and Planetary Science XXXVIII), held March 12-16, 2007 in League City, Texas. LPI Contribution No. 1338, p.1474
Wood, C.A. 2/2007. Hidden Maria and Dusty Debris. S&T 113(2):62
A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings
, pages 162, 163.
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