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Lat: 44.9°S, Long: 16.8°E, Diam: 82 km, Depth: 3.52 km, Rükl: 66

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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) BAROCIUS.--A massive formation, about 50 miles in diameter, on the S.E. side of Maurolycus, whose border it overlaps and considerably deforms. Its wall rises on the W. to a height of 12,000 feet above the floor, and is broken on the N.E. by two great ring-plains. On the inner slope of the S.W. border is a curious oblong enclosure. There is nothing remarkable in the interior. On the dusky grey plain E. of Maurolycus and Barocius there is a number of little formations, many of them being of a very abnormal shape, which are well worthy of examination. I have seen two short unrecorded clefts in connection with these objects.

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.52 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 3.5 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 3.44 km


Francesco Barozzi (in Latin, Franciscus Barocius) (August 9, 1537 - November 23, 1604) was an Italian mathematician and astronomer. Barozzi translated many works of the ancients, including Proclus’s edition of Euclid's Elements (published in Venice in 1560), as well as mathematical works by Hero, Pappus of Alexandria, and Archimedes.

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