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Lat: 49.2°S, Long: 68.71°E, Diam: 44.32 km, Depth: 2.9 km, Rükl: 76

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A pronounced "groove" just south of Brisbane Z is unofficially called Vallis Brisbane Z. This "groove" is noticeable on Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph LOIV-178-h3 (North toward the bottom of frame).
Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 128B2) USGS Digital Atlas PDF




Additional Information


Sir Thomas Makdougall Brisbane (July 23, 1773 – January 27, 1860) was a Scottish soldier, colonial Governor and a keen astronomer throughout his career. He had an observatory built at his ancestral home in 1808. From this observatory he was able to contribute to the advances in navigation which took place over the next hundred years. In 1822 he established an observatory at Parramatta west of Sydney. In 1828 he won the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society. He published The Brisbane Catalogue of 7,385 stars of the Southern Hemisphere in 1835. The Observatory was used until 1855.

Brisbane G was once called Pratdesaba by Hugh Percy Wilkins and Antonio Paluzie-Borrell, but the IAU did not accept that name.
  • Josep Pratdesaba Portabella was a Spanish scientist.

Is Brisbane Z somehow called Oris by some?

  • Oris (name used repeatedly by Gillis and Spudis for a crater at 53°S/72°E in their 1998 paper describing far-side mare basalts. Appears to be a reference to Brisbane Z. Origin of, and reason for, non-standard name unknown. Noticed by Stephen J. Saber).

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Brisbane G ("Pratdesaba"): Wilkins and Moore.

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