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Lat: 23.6°S, Long: 110.8°E, Diam: 104 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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Apollo 15 AS15-88-11986


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  • Named for Harold Lee Alden (January 10, 1890 – February 3, 1964), an American astronomer. The majority of Alden's work consisted of measurements of stellar parallaxes, proper motions and visual observations of long-period variable stars. He was best remembered for his published studies in long-focus photographic astrometry from both McCormick and Yale Observatories.
  • Alden was among the long list of farside names approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
  • In the planning for Apollo 8, the first manned circumlunar mission (1968), this crater (which did not then have an official name) was referred to informally as "See" (source: Phil Stooke's LPOD).

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H. L. Alden in popular scientific literature:
Page 206 in Burnham's Celestial Handbook (Volume 1). See at Delta Aquilae.