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(formerly Marinus K)

Lat: 42.8°S, Long: 84.7°E, Diam: 57 km, Depth: 2.81 km, Rükl: 69, Eratosthenian

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left: LROC . right: LO-IV-009M Hamilton at center. Neither the larger structure within which Hamilton lies, nor the concentric crater below it have IAU-approved names.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Although nothing is mentioned about Hamilton in the LPI's search-list of orbital Apollo photographs, it (crater Hamilton) WAS photographed during the mission of Apollo 15.
- Wonderful color-Hasselblad photographs of the Mare Australe region (with crater Hamilton):
AS15-88-12007, 12008, 12009, 12010, 12011, and 12012.
- The HI-RES scans of the above mentioned six Hasselblad photographs:
AS15-88-12007 HR, 12008 HR, 12009 HR, 12010 HR, 12011 HR, and 12012 HR.
(source: Kipp Teague's Project Apollo Archive)
- Research orbital Apollo 15 photography: Danny Caes.


(LAC zone 116D1) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


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Additional Information


  • Sir William Rowan Hamilton (August 4, 1805 – September 2, 1865) was an Irish mathematician, physicist, and astronomer who made important contributions to the development of optics, dynamics, and algebra. His discovery of quaternions is perhaps his best known investigation. Hamilton's work was later significant in the development of quantum mechanics.
  • Name originally proposed by Schmidt but not in Named Lunar Formations; shifted to a different crater in Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved by IAU in 1964 (Whitaker, 1999, p235).
  • Crater Hamilton B was called Ibanez by Wilkins and Moore following Antonio Paluzíe Borrell, but the IAU did not accept that name. Francisco Ibanez was a Spanish mathematician (1825-1891).
  • Related material on other features named after Irish scientists.

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