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Lat: 19.1°S, Long: 62.5°E, Diam: 47 km, Depth: 1.77 km, Rükl: 60

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LO-IV-184H Holden is just outside southeast rim of Vendelinus, whose floor is partially visible in the upper left. The 10-km crater on Holden’s northwest rim (also part of the rim of Vendelinus) is Holden V. The irregular 15-km crater in the lower left corner is Holden S.


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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.77 km
  • Satellite crater Holden V is on the ALPO list of bright ray craters.
  • A dark-halo craterlet southeast of Holden (at 20°50' south/ 63°20' east) was captured on frames A15-M-2522 to 2528, made by Apollo 15's Fairchild mapping/metric camera (see: Revolution 71).- DannyCaes Aug 29, 2010


Edward Singleton; American astronomer (1846-1914). He prepared the (Lick) Observatory Atlas of the Moon which was mailed to subscribers as individual sheets were obtained.
Holden is also the name of one of the small craterlets on the Taurus-Littrow Valley, aka the landingsite of Apollo 17's LM Challenger. Holden (crater) - "J. D. Salinger's Holden Caulfield is representative of the characterizations of a post-World War II generation by which their creators forced an introspective look at ourselves and an understanding look at those around us. In varying degrees, these authors have influenced that generation's present search for a bridge between the past and the future." (source: APOLLO LUNAR SURFACE JOURNAL, Eric M. Jones).

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The dark-halo craterlet southeast of Holden is also seen on the Clementine image in LPOD 2007-11-16 (-Petavius B-).- DannyCaes Aug 29, 2010


Edward S. Holden in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
Articles in which E.S.Holden is mentioned:
  • Page 129: Notes on the Rotation Period of Venus (E.M.Antoniadi, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1898).
  • Page 133: Varro's Story of the Anomalous Track and Figure of Venus (Nature, 1879).
  • Page 192: Bailey's Beads (Lewis Swift, Sidereal Messenger, 1890).
  • Page 380: The Canals of Mars (E. Walter Maunder, Knowledge, 1894).
  • Page 475: The White Spot on Saturn's Rings (Hugh M. Johnson, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 1941).

Articles by E.S.Holden himself:

  • Page 162: Moon's Zodiacal Light (American Journal of Science, 1878).

- In Earthquakes, Tides, Unidentified Sounds, and related seismic phenomena (1983) :

  • GQH2-R4: A Catalogue of Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast, 1769-1897 (Edward S. Holden, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1898). GQH2: The Violent Expulsion of Solids from the Earth.

- In Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and related luminous phenomena (1982) :

  • GLD8-R40: A Catalogue of Earthquakes on the Pacific Coast (Edward S. Holden, Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections, 1898). GLD8: Earthquake Lights.