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Lat: 45.0°N, Long: 28.2°E, Diam: 39 km, Depth: 3.07 km, Rükl: 14, Copernican


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Left: Wide Angle Camera (WAC M11966881ME) view from the LRO team at NASA/GSFC/Arizona State University.
Right: Image by Cristina Cellini


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) BURG.--A noteworthy formation, 28 miles in diameter, on the Mare, N. of Plana. The floor is concave, and includes a very large bright mountain, which occupies a great portion of it. The interior slopes are prominently terraced, and there are several spurs associated with the glacis on the S. and N.W. A distinct cleft runs from the N. side of the formation to the S.W. border of the Lacus Somniorum, which is crossed by another winding cleft running from a crater W. of Plana towards the N.W.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information


  • Named for Johann Tobias Bürg (December 24, 1766—November 15, 1835), an Austrian astronomer. He published some astronomical tables on the Moon that were praised for their accuracy. For these astronomical tables, Bürg was made a member of the French Academie des Sciences.
  • According to Whitaker (p. 219), this name was introduced by Mädler.

LRO Articles

LPOD Articles

Hiding a Mouse.
A Stained Death
Lake of Death

Lunar 100

L34: Strange crater with rille & fault.


Drawing and text by Alika Herring. S&T April 1960, p. 357.
Harold Hill. A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings, pages 18, 19 (see also: Lacus Mortis).