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Lat: 9.4°S, Long: 87.4°E, Diam: 42.68 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 49

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AS17-M-2830 The LTO labels Houtermans as the entire elongated shape in he center of this relatively high Sun Apollo view; however the IAU position and diameter quoted above appears to refer to the larger western part only. The fresh circular crater in the lower left is not named.


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(LAC zone 81C2) LTO map




Additional Information


  • Named for Friedrich Georg Houtermans (1903-1966), a German physicist.
  • This name appears on LTO-81C2 (for which it served as the chart title). It does not appear to replace any previous IAU-approved designation. Although it appears in the cumulative list of approved names printed in IAU Transactions XVB, when and how it came to be approved is not entirely clear from the IAU record. Biographical information was unofficially reported in Ashbrook, 1974. - Jim Mosher
  • A crater south of Houtermans is called Zola on LTO 81-C2. Who was Zola? See this Wikipedia-page.

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