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Lat: 48.7°N, Long: 10.6°E, Diam: 37 km, Depth: 0.43 km, Rükl: 5

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Left: François Emond Right: LOIV-103-H3


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Egede G, the 3th item in C.A.Wood's list of Concentric Craters (1978) is noticeable near the lower left corner of Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph LOIV-104-h1. The location of Egede G is very near the northeastern end of Vallis Alpes. The proximity of the well-known Vallis Alpes is noticeable on LOIV-110-h3 (near the lower margin of the frame).
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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) EGEDE.--A lozenge-shaped formation, about 18 miles from corner to corner, bounded by walls scarcely more than 400 feet in height. It is consequently only traceable under very oblique illumination.

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Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    Westfall, 2000: 0.43 km
    Viscardy, 1985: 0.42 km
    Cherrington, 1969: 0.7 km
  • Satellite crater Egede A is on the ALPO list of bright ray craters.
  • Egede A has a ray pattern with a missing V of rays - this was an oblique impact.
  • Egede G is the 3th item in C.A.Wood's list of Concentric Craters (1978).


  • Named for Hans Egede (January 31, 1686,–November 5, 1758), a Norwegian Lutheran missionary, called the Apostle of Greenland.
  • According to Whitaker (p. 219), this name was introduced by Mädler.

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