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Lat: 76.4°N, Long: 31.3°E, Diam: 62 km, Depth: 1.63 km, Rükl: 5

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LO-IV-104H The diagonal stripe is a flaw in the film.


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) EUCTEMON.--This object is so close to the limb that very little can be made of its details under the most favourable conditions. According to Neison, there is a peak on the N. wall 11,000 feet in height.

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Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 1.63 km
    • Viscardy, 1985: 2.1 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 2.49 km
  • In LO-IV-104H, the bulge in the shadow of the southwest rim near 8-km Euctemon N is mostly a reflection of the shape of that crater, rather than an indication of an unusually high point on the rim. In this vicinity the main rim is mostly 1400-1500 tall, which is probably similar to the depth of Euctemon N (from the shadow in this view, the latter depth is at least 1300 m deep).


Euctemon (unknown-fl. 432 BC) was an Athenian astronomer. He was a contemporary of Meton and worked closely with this astronomer.
Could have been Van Langren's Albategni (see page 195 in Ewen A. Whitaker's Mapping and Naming the Moon).

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