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Lat: 39.4°S, Long: 76.5°E, Diam: 58 km, Depth: 2.96 km, Rükl 69

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WARNING: the LPI's orbital Apollo photograph AS14-75-10304 doesn't show Marinus because the eastern equatorial zone of Mare Smythii and Mare Marginis was captured, not the southern region of Mare Australe!
Detection of error: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 115B3) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) MARINUS.--A ring-plain on the N.W. side of the Mare Australe, between Furnerius and the limb.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 2.96 km


- Marinus of Tyre (ca. 70 - 130 A.D.) was a Phoenician (Greek) geographer, cartographer and mathematician, who founded mathematical geography. His chief merits were that he assigned to each place its proper latitude and longtitude. He introduced improvements to the construction of maps and developed a system of nautical charts. His maps were the first in the Roman Empire to show China. The equirectangular projection was invented by Marinus of Tyre and still used in map creation today.
- Madler's name Marinus was also used by Hevelius, as Lacus Marinus (the region west of Archimedes).- DannyCaes Oct 24, 2013

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