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(formerly Anaximander F)

Lat: 75.8°N, Long: 54.1°W, Diam: 69 km, Depth: 1.18 km, Rükl: 3, Nectarian

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Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 1.18 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 1.31 km
  • Based on the shadows in LO-IV-176H, the rim in the SE appears to rise about 1,000 m. The prominent 7 km diameter crater on the floor is Poncelet H. Its depth is at least 840 m. - Jim Mosher
  • A curious "topsy-turvy" craterlet (a "small version of Wargentin") is located at the southeastern part of Poncelet's rim. A crack is running through it. - DannyCaes Dec 13, 2008


  • Jean-Victor Poncelet (July 1, 1788 – December 22, 1867) was a mathematician and engineer who did much to revive projective geometry. In his book Industrial Mechanics (1829) he proved the work-kinetic energy theorem and demonstrated its wide applicability. This work makes Poncelet the most influential engineer in history.
  • Name given by Arthur and Whitaker in Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved by IAU in 1964 (Whitaker, 1999, p234).

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