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Lat: 22°N, Long: 163.25°W, Diam: 71.75 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), Copernican

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Left: LROC image WAC No. M103209311ME.
Right: Clementine High Sun view.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images

  • Curious narrow chain of small depressions, west-northwest of Jackson (the impact of the object which created crater Jackson must have been responsible for that chain too). See: http://bit.ly/2E9F2HX (detection Danny Caes).


(LAC zone 51D2) USGS Digital Atlas PDF




Additional Information

  • IAU page: Jackson
  • Absolutely spectacular oblique impact based on asymetric distribution of rays.
  • Central peak composition: GNTA1, GNTA2 & AGN (Tompkins & Pieters, 1999)
  • Dark collar (impact melt like Tycho) most evident to N, width 0.8 crater diameter. [Kirata et al LPSC 30: 1350]


John Jackson (February 11, 1887 - December 9, 1958) was a Scottish astronomer. In 1952 John Jackson was awarded The Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society for his work on stellar parallaxes and his contributions to the general problems of star positions and proper motions.
The name Jackson should not be confused with W.R.Birt's Jackson-Gwilt (the IAU's Bliss, aka Plato A).

LPOD Articles

Hooray! (Kaguya image of Jackson)
Mystery peaks of the Moon (close-up on Jackson's central peak system)

LROC Articles

Zowie! (close-up of Jackson's Central Peak)


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