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Lat: 72.5°N, Long: 44.5°W, Diam: 80 km, Depth: 0.88 km, Rükl: 3

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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) ANAXIMINES.--A much foreshortened ring-plain, about 66 miles in diameter, on the W. of Philolaus. One peak on the W. is nearly 8,000 feet in height. Schmidt shows four craters on the E. side of the floor, and a fifth on the S.W. side. There is a bright streak in the interior, which extends southwards for some distance across the Mare Frigoris.

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Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 0.88 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 2.59 km
  • Based on the shadows in LO-IV-176H, the rim peak in the NE rises about 1,800 m above the floor. The height of the shadow-casting escarpment on the south is up to about 1,000 m. The bright streak mentioned by Elger is not visible in this photo. - Jim Mosher


Anaximenes of Miletus (c. 585 BC–c. 525 BC) was a Greek philosopher and astronomer from the latter half of the 6th century, probably a younger contemporary of Anaximander, whose pupil or friend he is said to have been.

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