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(formerly Letronne D)

Lat: 9.4°S, Long: 37.8°W, Diam: 4 km, Depth: 0.76 km, Rükl: 41

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LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images (orbital Apollo photographs of Scheele are online in the LPI's list of nearby crater Wichmann).


(LAC zone 75C1) LAC map Geologic map LTO map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 0.76 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 0.75 km
  • From the shadows in LO-IV-137H, Scheele is about 820 m deep. - Jim Mosher
  • An interesting arc-shaped feature (the unnamed remains of a large crater) is located east-northeast of Scheele.- DannyCaes Nov 12, 2008


  • Named for Carl Wilhelm Scheele (December 9, 1742 - May 21, 1786) a German-Swedish pharmaceutical chemist who was the discoverer of many chemical substances, most notably discovering oxygen before Joseph Priestley and chlorine before Humphry Davy. In addition to his joint recognition for the discovery of oxygen, Scheele is argued to have been the first to discover many other chemical elements. In addition, he discovered a process similar to pasteurization, along with a means of mass-producing phosphorus (1769), allowing Sweden to become one of the world's leading producers of matches.
  • This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was introduced on LTO-75C1 (for which it served as the chart title). - Jim Mosher
  • The crater officially known as Scheele is called Letronne Ab on Chart 66 of the Times Atlas of the Moon.- DannyCaes Nov 23, 2009

Scheele Arc and Scheele Hills

  • A curious arc (the remains of a large crater) east of Scheele is unofficially called Scheele Arc by D.Caes. Three sections of the rim of this large crater were once called Wichmann Delta, Wichmann Rho, and Euclides Epsilon (see chart SLC E5) (System of Lunar Craters, 1966).
  • The officially unnamed cluster of low hills west of Scheele is called Scheele Hills by D.Caes. The most northern member of these hills was called Letronne Pi (see SLC E5).

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