(formerly Ulugh Beigh E)
Lat: 32.9°N, Long: 87.7°W, Diam: 43 km, Depth: 2.07 km, Rükl: 8
LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images
(LAC zone 36C3) USGS Digital Atlas PDF
Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 2.07 km
- The shadows in LO-IV-189H, indicate a depth of about 1500 m deep. - Jim Mosher
- Named for Francis William Aston (September 1, 1877 - November 20, 1945), a British chemist and physicist who won the 1922 Nobel Prize in Chemistry "for his discovery, by means of his mass spectrograph, of isotopes, in a large number of non-radioactive elements, and for his enunciation of the whole-number rule".
- This crater was known as Ulugh Beigh E (Catalog number 1897a) in the original IAU nomenclature of Named Lunar Formations, where that designation is attributed to Franz.
- The replacement name Aston was given by Arthur and Whitaker in the Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved in IAU Transactions XIIB (1964).