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Lat: 34.1°S, Long: 26.7°W, Diam: 59 km, Depth: 1.6 km, Rükl: 63

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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) CAPUANUS.--A large ring-plain, about 34 miles in diameter, W. of Cichus, with a border especially remarkable on the W., where it rises more than 8,000 feet above the outside country, and includes a large brilliant shallow crater. It is broken on the N.E. by a small but noteworthy double crater; and on the S. its continuity is destroyed for many miles by a number of big circular and sub-circular depressions and prominent deep valleys, far too numerous and complicated to describe. The level dusky interior contains only a low mound on the S., but is crossed by some light streaks running from N. to S.

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Pike, 1976: 1.6 km
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.6 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 1.88 km


  • Francesco Capuano Di Manfredonia; Italian astronomer (c. 1400-unkn).
  • Crater Capuanus E was called Emley by Hugh Percy Wilkins and Patrick Moore, but the I.A.U. did not accept that name.
  • Emley: contemporary English selenographer.

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Capuanus E ("Emley"): THE MOON by H.P.Wilkins and P.Moore.