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Euclides D

(current and past IAU name; also briefly known as Eppinger, a disallowed IAU name)

Lat: 9.4°S, Long: 25.7°W, Diam: 6 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 42

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[#Euclides D Euclides D]
[#Euclides D-Images Images]
[#Euclides D-Maps Maps]
[#Euclides D-Description Description]
[#Euclides D-Description: Wikipedia Description: Wikipedia]
[#Euclides D-Additional Information Additional Information]
[#Euclides D-Nomenclature Nomenclature]
[#Euclides D-LPOD Articles LPOD Articles]
[#Euclides D-Bibliography Bibliography]
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LO-IV-132H The dark band across the top of the frame was a flaw in the original on-board development of the Lunar Orbiter film.


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Additional Information

  • From the shadows in LO-IV-132H, Euclides D is 1200-1250 m deep. LO-IV-125H gives a depth of about 1120 m, probably because the shadows are not reaching the deepest part of the floor. - JimMosher JimMosher


  • The name Euclides D was part of the original IAU nomenclature of Blagg and Müller (1935).
  • The IAU's newly-formed WGPSN proposed approving the replacement of Euclides D with the name Eppinger, after Czechoslovakian doctor Hans Eppinger (1879-1946) as it had been provisionally assigned on LTO 76D1, and for which it served as the chart name. The change was adopted by the General Assembly in 1976 (IAU Transactions XVIB).
  • Subsequently it was brought to the attention of the WGPSN that Eppinger had participated in medical experiments in the Nazi death camps during World War II. As a result the use of Eppinger's name in connection with this crater was officially disallowed in October 2002 (IAU Transactions XXVA).
  • In 2006, the IAU Planetary Gazetteer added the list of lunar satellite features from 1982's NASA RP-1097 (IAU Transactions XXVI). Unfortunately, Blagg and Müller's Euclides D was listed there as Eppinger, so the old IAU name was not re-instated at that time.
  • The crater briefly known as Eppinger was officially reinstated as Euclides D by the IAU in July 2009.

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