(formerly Römer L)
Lat: 23.3°N, Long: 34.7°E, Diam: 10 km, Depth: 2.34 km, Rükl: 25
IV073-h3 Brewster is the circular crater in the upper left. The larger circular crater in the lower right is Franck. The smaller craters are not named, but the large enclosures partially visible along the top margin are Römer R (upper left) and Römer T (upper right); and Brewster and Franck are themselves in Sinus Amoris.
- AS15-87-11706 is a magnificent orbital close-up of Brewster, made during the mission of Apollo 15 in the summer of 1971. Note the radial streaks on the crater's inner slopes! - DannyCaes Dec 27, 2007
Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 2.34 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 2.13 km
- Named for Sir David Brewster, FRS, (11 December 1781 – 10 February 1868), a Scottish scientist, optician, inventor and writer. His important areas of study include: the laws of polarization by reflection and refraction, and other quantitative laws of phenomena, the discovery of the polarizing structure induced by heat and pressure and experiments on the absorption of light.
- This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was provisionally introduced on LTO-43D1. It was among 120 names from the LTO's approved by the IAU in 1976 (IAU Transactions XVIB). - JimMosher
Sir David Brewster in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)
- In Rare Halos, Mirages, Anomalous Rainbows, and related electromagnetic phenomena (1984) :
- GEB10-R1: On Fog-Rings Observed in America (David Brewster, Report of the British Association, 1845).
- GEB16-R2: On a Remarkable Rainbow Observed by Mr.Bowman (David Brewster, Report of the British Association, 1840).