Lat: 33.7°N, Long: 37.0°E, Diam: 35 km, Depth: 1.14 km, Rükl: 15
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Pseudo Concentric Crater
The southeastern one of the couple of unnamed craterlets at the western part of the northern "arc-rim" of Hall seems to "act" or to "behave" like a veritable Concentric Crater (CC), especially on certain photographs made through terrestrial telescopes, for example; see LPOD Lonely Twins by Ramon Garcia Duran.
- DannyCaes Aug 31, 2013
Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Arthur, 1974: 1.14 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 1.14 km
- Cherrington, 1969: 1.79 km
- Named for Asaph Hall (October 15, 1829 – November 22, 1907), an American astronomer who is most famous for having discovered the moons of Mars (namely Deimos and Phobos) in 1877. He determined the orbits of satellites of other planets and of double stars, the rotation of Saturn, and the mass of Mars.
- This feature was not listed in Mary Blagg's Collated List, however it was inserted as Catalog Number 494a in the original IAU nomenclature of Named Lunar Formations. The name is there attributed to Krieger, but a footnote says that Hall was used by Debes to label a different(?) "ill-defined" feature (Collated List Cat. No. 493) known as Bond a in Neison, 1876. That feature, northeast of G. Bond, was not named in NLF. Instead, the Lunar Committee assigned the name Bond A to a crater to the south of G. Bond.
- A note in IAU Transactions XIIB suggests the name Hall was also used by Franz for the crater now known as Baade.
- Between craters Hall, Maury, and Maury A (Lamech's "Touchet") is an area in Lacus Somniorum which is called Lacus Locusta, or Lobster Lake by the dedicated moon-observer RonB(ee).