Lat: 28.03°S, Long: 64.37°E, Diam: 41.87 km, Depth: 2.87 km, Rükl 59
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The location of the Concentric Crater near Legendre (which was included as item N°10 in C.A.Wood's list of 1978), should be immediately south of Palitzsch B (east of Palitzsch itself and northwest of Legendre). I have tried to detect this Concentric Crater on the Hi-Res scan of Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph LOIV-184-h2, alas... Perhaps there are much more detailed orbital photographs to discover (or to re-discover) the exact location of C.A.Wood's Concentric Crater "N°10".
Research: Danny Caes
(IAU Directions) PALITZSCH.--If this extraordinary formation is observed when the moon is about three days old, it resembles a great trough, or deep elongated gorge flanking the E. wall of Petavius, though it is a true ring-plain, albeit of a very abnormal type, about 60 miles in length and 20 miles in breadth, with a somewhat dusky interior. On the outer slope of its E. wall is a bright ring-plain with a lofty border and a central mountain.
- IAU page: Palitzsch
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 2.87 km
- Satellite crater Palitzsch B is on the ALPO list of bright ray craters and is mapped by the USGS as Copernican in age.
- Palitzsch B central peak height:
- Sekiguchi, 1972: 1.5 km - fatastronomer
- Concentric Crater south of Palitzsch B (?).
- Named for Johann Georg Palitzsch (June 11, 1723 – February 21, 1788), a German astronomer. In December 1758 he observed the return of Comet Halley, as had been predicted by Edmond Halley in 1705.
- According to Whitaker (p. 218), this name was introduced by Schröter, who spelled it Palitsch.