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Lat: 56.7°S, Long: 11.4°E, Diam: 68 km, Depth: 3.49 km, Rükl: 74

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(IAU Directions) JACOBI.--A ring-plain S. of Cuvier, about 40 miles in diameter, with walls much broken on the N. and S., but rising on the W. to nearly 10,000 feet. There is a group of craters (nearly central) on the floor. The region S. of this formation abounds in large unnamed objects.

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Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 3.49 km
    • Viscardy, 1985: 3.3 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 3.81 km
  • The shadows from the eastern wall in LO-IV-094H (as measured by LTVT) indicate it rises up to 3,340 m above the floor. - Jim Mosher
  • Satellite crater Jacobi J is on the ALPO list of banded craters


Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi (December 10, 1804 - February 18, 1851) was a German mathematician, widely considered as the most inspiring teacher of his time (Bell, p. 330), and by many one of the greatest algorists and mathematicians of all time.

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