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Lat: 20.3°S, Long: 69.8°E, Diam: 138 km, Depth: 1.96 km, Rükl: 60

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Derek Francis, Humboldt, Hecataeus & Balmer: Balmer is the old crater near the center with a small crater within it.


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(LAC zone 98B3) LAC map Geologic map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.96 km


  • Johann Jakob; Swiss mathematician, physician (1825-1898).
  • Name given by Arthur and Whitaker in Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved by IAU in 1964 (Whitaker, 1999, p234).

LPOD Articles

A Balmy Basin (the MoonWiki version of the same LPOD: A Balmy Basin).
Balmer or Balmy?
Still balmy after all these years


Hawke, BR & 8 more (2004). Remote sensing and geologic studies of the Balmer region of the Moon. Lunar & Planetary Science 35, 1190.
A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), pages 222, 223.