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Lat: 36.6°N, Long: 131.5°W, Diam: 99 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), Nectarian

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Left: Clementine image from PDS Map-A-Planet. Right: Color-coded Lac 35 image from USGS Digital Atlas


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Charlier lies some 200 km away from the outer rim of the Coulomb-Sarton Basin to its north and some 800 km away from the Hertzsprung Basin to its south -- both pre-Nectarian (~ 4.6 to 3.92 bn years) in age. Charlier is slightly younger (Nectarian ~ 3.92 to 3.85 bn years old) than the above-mentioned basins, but their presence has, undoubtedly, left signatures of secondary cratering and ejecta deposits on the crater. These effects, particularly secondary cratering, can clearly be seen on Charlier's western rim-sector, its southern rim-sector, and across most of its floor in the south-eastern sector; where countless, numerous small craters ranging from 10 to 25 km in diameter have impacted. The north-eastern sector of the crater's rim has escaped any major impacts, but it does show signs of terracing, erosion and smaller-related impacting. - JohnMoore2

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- Carl Wilhelm Ludwig Charlier (April 1, 1862 - November 5, 1934) was a Swedish astronomer. He made extensive statistical studies of the stars in our galaxy and their positions and motions, and tried to develop a model of the galaxy based on this. He translated Isaac Newton's Principia into Swedish.
- Not to be confused with Auguste Honoré Charlois, the French co-discoverer of asteroid Eros. - DannyCaes Jul 22, 2015

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C. W. L. Charlier and Nova Andromeda 1885, in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- Page 573 in Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • The Temporary Stars (David E. Packer, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 1894).