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Lat: 24.2°N, Long: 161.33°E, Diam: 86.43 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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LROC image WAC No. M103452439ME. Extremely hard to detect in this image, the lettered craters' image below might be of help. Calibrated by LROC_WAC_Previewer.


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The LPI's Hi-Res scan of Lunar Orbiter 5's frame LOV-085-med shows the location of Tikhomirov near the frame's lower margin. Even in these low-sun circumstances (pre-sunset light from the west) it is quite a task to try to recognize the formation officially known as Tikhomirov.
Research Danny Caes


(LAC zone 49B4) USGS Digital Atlas PDF




Additional Information


- Nikolaj Ivanovich; Soviet chemical engineer (1860-1930).
- What were the scientific reasons to give such a hard-to-detect (and almost non-existent) surface formation an official name? - DannyCaes Nov 28, 2012
- Printed as Tihomirov (without k) on Antonin Rukl's farside map of 1972 (Reidel Dordrecht). - DannyCaes Nov 29, 2012

Lettered craters

Graphic LAC No. 49. Excerpt from the USGS Digital Atlas of the Moon.

LROC Articles

Forked Impact Melt Flows at Farside Crater (north-northeast of Tikhomirov Y, south-southwest of Steno N) (about halfway between these two craters).


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