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Lat: 11.9°S, Long: 33.6°E, Diam: 46 km, Depth: 0.12 km, Rükl: 47

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Left: LROC image WAC No. M117270264ME. Calibrated by LROC_WAC_Previewer.
Right: Dietmar Hager Daguerre is the barely visible crater in the center (mirror-image).


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Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 0.12 km
  • Small pyroclastic deposit (area = 297 km^2) on N rim. Gaddis, L. (1999) Lunar Pyroclastic Volcanism Project.
  • On the western part of Daguerre's floor is a remarkable ray-craterlet with 3/4 ejectablanket (270°) around it. The 90° southward of the craterlet's southern rim is untouched. The craterlet's interior (the southern inner slopes) also show this absence of bright material. This curious craterlet is described and depicted in several NASA-books (see Bibliography below).
  • More ghost craters than meet the eyes?
    Left: Two DEM (Digital Elevation Model) views with lighting condidtions from west (top) and east (bottom) respectively to show up any depressed regions (due to possible ghost craters) in the Daguerre area.
    Right: Two views (mosaic of WAC's M117277030ME, M117270264ME, M117263469ME and M117256674ME) showing where the ghosts craters may lie - (top) annotated, (bottom) same view. Click image for larger view. DEM images processed by LTVT and WAC images by LROC_WAC_Previewer.- JohnMoore2


Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre (November 18, 1787 – July 10, 1851) was the French artist and chemist who is recognized for his invention of the daguerreotype process of photography.

Lettered Craters

Left: Excerpt from the USGS Digital Atlas of the Moon - LAC 79.
Right: WAC view (M117256674ME) of the lettered craters. Click image for larger view.

LPOD Articles

Moving West.
Imaging the First Lunar Photographer
A Master Mapper's Crater (Kaguya's close up of the western part of Daguerre and the whole of nearby Madler).
It's a fake! (the curious ray-craterlet on the floor of Daguerre).

LROC Articles

Diversity (the curious ray-craterlet on the floor of Daguerre).


Hill, H. (1991) A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings - pp 206, 207, Cambridge University Press ISBN-13: 9780521381130 | ISBN-10: 0521381134 (Hardback Ed). 1991.
Masursky, H et al (1978) Apollo Over the Moon - A View from Orbit - Chapter 5: Craters (Part 2), Figure 111. NASA Scientific and Technical Information Office, 1978.
Fletcher, J. C. et al (1972) Apollo 16 Preliminary Science Report - p 29-48 (crater with bilateral symmetry). NASA SP-315 NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, 1972.