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Lat: 68.21°N, Long: 24.99°E, Diam: 51.03 km, Depth: 1.2 km, Rükl: 5, pre-Nectarian?

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LO-IV-104H A small part of 77-km diameter Meton C is visible in the upper left corner.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images


(LAC zone 4D2) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

  • IAU page: Neison
  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 1.6 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 2.4 km
  • Measures on LRO QuickMap give ave depth about 1.2 km
  • The shadow in LO-IV-104H indicates the east rim of Neison is 1250-1400 km above the flat floor (increasing to the south). The ring around Meton C is of similar elevation at its highest points. 9-km diameter Neison A (on the southeast rim) is also a little over 1200 m deep.


LPOD Articles

Another Moon Book Author


E. Neison in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Page 205: Three Riddles of Plato (Jackson T. Carle, Sky and Telescope, 1955).
  • Page 236: The Moon - Mare Crisium (Jas. D. Hardy, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 1897).
  • Page 460: An Occultation Phenomenon (Edwin Holmes, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 1903). Note: this occultation is Jupiter-related (the Galilean satellites).

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