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Lat: 57.1°N, Long: 98.8°W, Diam: 195 km, Depth: 3.12 km, Rükl: (farside)

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Poczobutt at centre, with Cannizzaro at lower left (southwest), Omar Khayyam at left (west), and Smoluchowski at north (of Poczobutt itself). - DannyCaes Feb 12, 2014


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  • Poczobutt was photographed by Lunar Orbiter IV, see frame LO-IV-190-med, in which Poczobutt and its adjacent craters Cannizzaro, Omar Khayyam, and Smoluchowski are noticeable at the lower half of the frame, near the sunrise terminator.
  • Research Lunar Orbiter IV photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 21A3) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.12 km


  • Marcin Odlanicki Poczobutt (October 30, 1728 – February 7, 1810) was a Polish-Lithuanian astronomer, jesuit and mathematician. He became mathematics professor and rector of the Vilnius University where he organized the construction of the university's observatory and the purchase of the equipment. He also made observations of solar and lunar eclipses, comets and asteroids. In addition, he made measurements of Mercury to compute an orbit.
  • A valley at the southern part of Poczobutt's rim is unofficially called Vallis Poczobutt by D.Caes.

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