"Hypertextual Moon Atlas"
A. Rükl "Atlas of the Moon"
The map shows a section of the northwest portion of the near side of the Moon including Sinus Roris.
The craters near the limb, in a libration zone of the Moon, are seen best shortly before full Moon.
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Age of Moon: d. 12
- Cleostratus -
d. 63 km - h. 2400 m
[60.4°N, 77.0°W] Cleostratus, c. 500 BC.
Greek philosopher and astronomer. Improved Athenian calendar by introducing 8-yeor luni-solor cycle.
Crater (63 km).
- Galvani - d. 80 km
Luigi Galvani, 1737-1798.
Italian physicist and physician.
Specialist in comparative anatomy.
Crater (80 km).
- Langley - d. 60 km
Samuel P. Longley, 1834-1906.
American astronomer and physicist.
Determined transparency of atmosphere for different wavelengths in the solar spectrum.
Crater (60 km).
- Markov - d. 40 km - h. 2450 m
(1) Andrei A. Markov, 1856-1922.
Russian mathematician. Specialist in the theory of probability.
(2) Alexander V. Markov, 1897- 1968.
Photometry of the Moon.
Crater with a sharp rim (40 km) .
- Oenopides - d. 67 km
Oenopides of Chios, c. 500-430 BC.
Greek astronomer and geometer.
Discovery of the inclination of the ecliptic to the celestial equator is ascribed to him.
Crater (67 km).
- Régnault - d. 47 km
Henri Victor Regnault, 1810 - 1878.
French chemist and physicist.
Development of steam engine.
Crater (47 km).
- Repsold - 107 km
Johann G. Repsold, 1751-1830.
German manufacturer of precision optical and mechanical apparatus and, in particular, astrometric devices.
Disintegrated crater (1 07 km).
- Repsold, Rimae
Rilles, length 130 km.
- Roris, Sinus - Bay of Dew
Riccioli's nome for the more area that links Mare Frigoris and Oceanus Procellarum.
- Stokes - 51 km
Sir George G. Stokes, 1819-1903.
British mathematician and physicist.
Foundations of hydrodynamics, spectral analysis. Shape and gravitational field of the Earth.
Crater (51 km).
- Volta - 113 km
Count Alessandro G.A.A.G.U. Volta, 1745-1827.
Made first electric battery in 1800.
Crater (113 km).
- Xenophanes - 120 km
Xenophanes of Colophon, c.570-478 BC.
Greek philosopher, satirist, and poet.
Believed in flat Earth.
Crater (120 km).