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(formerly Oenopides A)

Lat: 53.44°N, Long: 62.79°W, Diam: 40.76 km, Depth: 3.38 km, Rükl 1, Upper Imbrian

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LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images

  • The Concentric Crater southwest of Markov (item number 41 in C.A. Wood's list of Concentric Craters, 1978) is very well noticeable on the Hi-Res scan of Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph LOIV-183-h3. And it looks as if there's another (a fainter secondary) Concentric Crater immediately northeast of the primary one. See: LOIV-183-h3.
    • Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 10C1) USGS Digital Atlas PDF




Additional Information

  • IAU page: Markov
  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 3.38 km
    • Viscardy, 1985: 2.45 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 2.71 km
  • According to LTVT the depth implied by the shadows from the east wall in LO-IV-176H is up to 3,650 m. The height of the central peak appears to be about 1,000 m. - Jim Mosher
  • Nearby concentric crater, southwest of Markov. There's probably another (fainter) one immediately northeast of it. - DannyCaes Nov 1, 2009
  • Markov's Isosceles Triangle: to the east-southeast of Markov, at 52° North/ 54° West, is a curious system of three bowl-shaped craterlets, arranged like an isosceles triangle. The diameter of the triangle is about 10 kilometers, the diameter of one craterlet about 2 kilometer. Markov's Isosceles Triangle was captured near the right margin of Lunar Orbiter 4's frame 175-h3, and also at the lower right part of frame 176-h1. Research Danny Caes
  • TSI = 30, CPI = 20, FI = 15; MI =65 Smith and Sanchez, 1973 (updated by CAW)


  • According to the IAU, this crater is named for two men:
  • The name (presumably after A. A. Markov) was given by Arthur and Whitaker in the Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved by IAU in 1964. Both names appear in the biographies published in Menzel, 1971.
  • Markov Lambda, Markov Mu, Markov Tau, and Markov Phi (four domeshaped hills to the east of Markov, source: page 244 in Tony Dethier's Maanmonografieen).

LPOD Articles

Chocolate Maria (color-photograph of Markov and the Telemann Formation).


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