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Lat: 29.8°N, Long: 31.7°E, Diam: 51 km, Depth: 1.45 km, Rükl: 25

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LO-IV-079H The large crater looming in the upper left corner is Posidonius.


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Chacornac was also captured on Apollo 15's and Apollo 17's oblique north-looking Fairchild Metric-Mapping photographs.


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) CHACORNAC.--This object, connected with Posidonius on the S.E., is remarkable for the brilliancy of its border and the peculiarity of its shape, which is very clearly that of an irregular pentagon with linear sides. I always find the detail within very difficult to make out. Two or more low ridges, traversing the floor from N. to S., and a small crater, are, however, clearly visible under oblique illumination. Schmidt draws a crater-rill, and Neison two parallel rills on the floor,--the former extends in a southerly direction to the E. side of Le Monnier.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Arthur, 1974: 1.45 km
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.45 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 1.45 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 1.95 km


Jean Chacornac (June 21, 1823–September 23, 1873) was a French astronomer. Working in Marseille and Paris, he discovered six asteroids. The asteroid 1622 Chacornac is also named in his honor.

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