Weiss

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Weiss

Lat: 31.8°S, Long: 19.5°W, Diam: 66 km, Depth: 1 km, Rükl: 63

external image normal_Cichus-Weiss_LO-IV-124H_LTVT.JPGLO-IV-124H Weiss is the large enclosure to the upper right of center. The pie-pan shaped 17-km crater on its northeast floor is Weiss E. The deeply shadowed 14-km crater directly below Weiss is Cichus B, named for Cichus the 40-km crater in the lower left (with 11-km Cichus C on its southwest rim).

Images

LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images

Maps

(LAC zone 94C4) LAC map Geologic map

Description


Description: Wikipedia

Weiss

Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 1 km
  • From the shadows in LO-IV-124H, the peak on Weiss’s southeast rim is about 1630 m tall. Weiss E is 1250-1300 m deep. - Jim Mosher


Weiss E

Weiss-E-LO4-125.jpg
Notice incipient floor-fracturing. LO IV-125.

Nomenclature

Edmund; German astronomer, mathematician, physicist (1837-1917).
  • According to Whitaker (p. 226), this name was introduced by Krieger and König.
  • The bright double ray NNW of Tycho, which is running over Weiss, is unofficially called the Double Weiss Ray by Danny Caes. The "source" of the western one of this double ray is probably the chain of craterlets near Tycho U and Heinsius Q (north-northwest of Tycho itself, unofficially called Catena Tycho).


LPOD Articles

Smaller and Smaller Rilles

Bibliography

A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), pages 116, 117.