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Lat: 15.8°N, Long: 171.1°E, Diam: 109 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)
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left: II-034-M, middle: USGS Color-coded LAC 68. The crater lies within the ~ 600 km-wide Freundlich-Sharonov basin which is Pre-nectarian in age (4.6 - 3.92 bn years ago), and there are several other smaller craters within Anderson. There is a note in Wikipedia referring to one of these, Anderson L, as the 'Anderson Finger'; however, why this is so has yet to be clarified.
right: LROC


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(LAC zone 68A1) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


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  • Named for John August Anderson (August 7, 1876 - December 2, 1959), an American astronomer. In 1916 he went to work at the Mt. Wilson observatory. His most notable contribution was his adaptation of the Michelson's interferometer technique for measuring close double stars. He used a rotating mask at the focus to measure the separation of Capella.
  • Not to be confused with Andersson or M. Anderson!
  • Anderson was printed as Andersen on the farside map of Hallwag.- DannyCaes Dec 2, 2011
  • Anderson Finger (Anderson L).

LPOD Articles


J. A. Anderson in popular scientific literature:
Page 261 of Burnham's Celestial Handbook (Volume 1).
Page 275 (also in Burnham's Celestial handbook) has a certain T. D. Anderson from Edinburgh, Scotland (an amateur astronomer who discovered Nova Aurigae 1891, also known as T Aurigae, and Nova Persei 1901). - DannyCaes May 3, 2015