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Lat: 1.9°S, Long: 125.2°E, Diam: 67 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

LROC . Becvár is the eroded crater at center, satellites X and Q at left. This crater lies on bright terrain from nearby Necho ejecta field.


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  • WARNING: one of Apollo 14's photographs (AS14-75-10308) seems to show a crater called "BELVAR" (which should be Becvar, of course).- DannyCaes Oct 22, 2013
  • AS17-147-22453 shows Apollo 17's CSM America above Becvar X', a crater which is located just north-northwest of Becvar itself. The dark "triangle" in the lower right corner is the silhouette of LM Challengers window-margin. Note: this orbital photograph is the first in a series which shows the rotation of CSM America. The last photographs in this series show the interior of the Service Module's SPS-bell (Service Propulsion System). These are VERY interesting photographs!
  • AS10-28-4013 shows an oblique look at Becvar Q, which is the crater touching the southwestern part of Becvar's rim.
  • Becvar itself was also captured on Apollo 16's panoramic ITEK-camera frame AS16-P-5520, made while in Trans Earth Coast (TEC). Becvar is noticeable near the terminator. It seems to be the centre of a much larger crater.
    • Research orbital Apollo photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 83B2) USGS Digital Atlas PDF

IAU page: Becvár


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information


  • Named for Antonín Becvár (1901-1965), a Czechoslovakian astronomer best known for his star atlas.
  • Becvár entered the IAU nomenclature in the long list of farside names published in Menzel, 1971.
  • The current IAU-approved spelling of this name contains an accented characters that cannot be represented in Wiki text. Visit the IAU Gazetteer page for the proper representation of this name.
  • Somewhere in this region, near Becvar, or south of it (between King and Tsiolkovskiy), should be a surface formation which was once called "S.A.R." or "SAR". This abbrevation is mentioned in the Apollo 16 Preliminary Science Report, Page 29-63 (Figure 29-82). (detected by D. Caes). What was the meaning of "S.A.R."?

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