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Lat: 11.4°S, Long: 112.6°W, Diam: 23 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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left: Clementine . right: LROC . Kearons is located inmediately outside northwest Orientale basin rim .


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  • Named for William M. Kearons (1878-1948), an American astronomer.
  • Kearons was among the long list of IAU-approved farside lunar feature names published in Menzel, 1971. According to the citation supplied by Menzel (himself a famous American solar astronomer), Kearons was "a minister and amateur observer of sunspots over many years; noted esp. for his fine photographs of sunspots."
  • Kearons was one of two features (the other being Lewis) that Antonín Rükl omitted from his 1972 Maps of lunar hemispheres (illustrating the new IAU nomenclature) because he was unable to find a likely feature at the stated position. - Jim Mosher
  • On the farside map of Hallwag, the name Kearons was printed as Kearsons. - DannyCaes Oct 20, 2010

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