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Lat: 12.7°S, Long: 79.7°E, Diam: 94 km, Depth: 4.19 km, Rukl: 49

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LO-IV-178-h1; LRO-WAC


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Three orbital south-looking oblique close up photographs of Ansgarius were made during the mission of Apollo 8:
AS8-13-2266 shows the northeastern part of Ansgarius's rim, with the small bowl-shaped crater Ansgarius N nearby.
AS8-13-2267 shows the central part of Ansgarius.
AS8-13-2268 shows the northwestern part of Ansgarius's rim, with the small bowl-shaped crater Ansgarius M nearby. Note crater Behaim and its pronounced central peak near the frame's upper right corner.
Research Apollo 8 photography: Danny Caes
HiRes scans of Apollo 8 photography: David Woods and Frank O'Brien (Apollo 8 Flight Journal)


(LAC zone 81D3) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) ANSGARIUS.--A ring-plain, 50 miles in diameter, still nearer to the limb than La Peyrouse.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 4.19 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 3.04 km


St. Ansgar, Anskar or Oscar, (September 8?, 801 – February 3, 865) was a German theologian and Archbishop of Hamburg-Bremen.

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