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Lat: 40.9°S, Long: 49.0°W, Diam: 30 km, Depth: 3.27 km, Rükl: 62

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LO-IV-155H Drebbel partially overlays 37-km Drebbel K, a somewhat vaguely defined crater to its north.


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) DREBBEL.--A bright ring-plain, 18 miles in diameter, on the N.E. of Schickard, with a lofty irregular border (especially on the E.), exhibiting a well-marked terrace on the W., a distinct gap on the N., and a small crater on the S.W. rim. On a dusky area between it and Schickard stand three prominent deep craters.

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.27 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 3.5 km
  • From the shadows in LO-IV-155H, Drebbel is about 3070 m deep. - Jim Mosher
  • Satellite craters Drebbel B, F, G and J are on the ALPO list of banded craters


  • Cornelius Drebbel (1572 - November 7, 1633) was the Dutch inventor of the first navigable submarine in 1620. Drebbel became famous for his 1619 invention of a microscope with two convex lenses. It was the first microscope with two optical lenses.
  • According to Whitaker (p. 219), this name was introduced by Mädler.

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