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Lat: 30.7°S, Long: 40.7°W, Diam: 41 km, Depth: 1.34 km, Rükl: 62

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LO-IV-142H Lee is in the center. A piece of the south rim of Doppelmayer is visible at the top. The shallow 8-km just outside Lee’s southwest rim is Lee A and a little irregular 4-km pit in the upper left, near the margin at about 10 o’clock from the center of Lee is Lee T. The entire upper right quadrant of this frame is regarded as part of Lee M, a 47-km ruined enclosure of the southwest floor of Mare Humorum between Doppelmayer and Vitello.


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) LEE.--An incomplete walled-plain, about 28 miles in diameter, on the S. side of the Mare Humorum, W. of Vitello, from which it is separated by another partial enclosure, with a striking valley, not shown in the published maps, running round its E. side. If viewed when its W. wall is on the morning terminator, some isolated relics of the wrecked N.E. wall of Lee are prominent, in the shape of a number of attenuated bright elevations separated by gaps. Within are three or four conspicuous hills.

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Arthur, 1974: 1.34 km
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.34 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 1.34 km


John Lee; British astronomer, humanitarian (1783-1866). According to Whitaker, Lee, along with his younger friend William R. Birt, produced an outline map of the Moon introducing 85 new names, many of which are in use today. - Jim Mosher

  • According to Whitaker (p. 221), this name was introduced by Birt and Lee (one assumes by Birt). - Jim Mosher
  • Not to be confused with Apollo 17's Lee scarp at the Taurus-Littrow Valley! "Robert E. Lee was a man of immense ability and honor who, in his dedication to friends and tradition, found personal compromise with the future impossible. Such a national tragedy should represent a lesson we can safely learn only once." (source: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones).
  • Perhaps it's interesting to know something about the astronomer T. A. Lee who's mentioned at the lower part of page 1568 in Volume 3 of Bu'rnham's Celestial Handbook. - DannyCaes May 15, 2015

The short list of three... (a lunar curiosity)

If... a certain crater on the moon would be known as See (Thomas Jefferson Jackson See) it could join Lee and Mee. - DannyCaes May 14, 2015

Van Langren's Quaresini

The hill Lee Eta seems to have been called Quaresini by Van Langren (see page 196 in E.A.Whitaker's Mapping and Naming the Moon). If this name was officially recognized by the I.A.U., it could have joined the name Quetelet in the ultra-short Q list (two official names!) (a lot).- DannyCaes Jan 23, 2016

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