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Lat: 21.1°N, Long: 20.6°E, Diam: 6 km, Depth: 1.344 km, Rükl: 24

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"Forgotten" orbital Apollo photographs of Deseilligny (absence of the name Deseilligny in the LPI's scans):
- Oblique southward-looking views of Deseilligny are seen in Apollo 15's orbital ITEK-panoramic frames AS15-P-9320 and AS15-P-9325. Deseilligny is the pronounced bowl-shaped crater near the left margins of both frames.
- Oblique northward-looking views of Deseilligny: ITEK-frames AS15-P-9894 and 9899 (on both frames, scroll toward the right margins).
- Post sunrise views of Deseilligny: Apollo 17's ITEK-frames AS17-P-2337 and 2342 (scroll rightward beyond the centres of both frames).
Research: Danny Caes


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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Elachi, 1976: 1.344 km
  • Pike, 1976: 1.25 km
  • Arthur, 1974: 1.19 km
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.25 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 1.19 km
  • The shadows in LO-IV-090H indicate Deseilligny is about 1230 m deep. - Jim Mosher
  • Thermal anomaly crater, implying youthful age - Moore et al, 1980


  • Jules Alfred Pierrot Deseilligny; French selenographer (1868-1918).
  • Named by Lamech (Whitaker, p 228).

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