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(formerly Macrobius L)

Lat: 21.5°N, Long: 42.1°E, Diam: 15 km, Depth: 0.59 km, Rükl: 25

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  • Detailed close-ups of Esclangon were made during the mission of Apollo 17, on orbital panoramic ITEK camera frames AS17-P-2279 and AS17-P-2284. Scroll to the right, beyond both of the frames's centres, to see Esclangon and the many craterlets on its floor.
  • The weird shape of Esclangon was also captured in the very centre of Apollo 17's northward looking mapping/metric Fairchild camera frame AS15-M-0931.
  • Apollo 15's AS15-M-0384 shows a vertical view of Esclangon.
  • Apollo 17's orbital color Hasselblad camera photograph of Esclangon: AS17-153-23470.
    • Research orbital Apollo photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 43C1) LAC map Geologic map LTO map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 0.59 km

A much larger unnamed crater surrounding Esclangon?

So it looks on SLC chart B3 (Macrobius L).


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Esclangon is mentioned in the footnotes on page 229 of T.W.Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes (Volume 1: The Solar System), in the chapter COMETS, because he (Esclangon) once observed the occultation of a 10.5 magnitude star by comet Brooks (1911C.). - DannyCaes Jul 3, 2015