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Lat: 25.3°S, Long: 21.5°E, Diam: 41 km, Depth: 1.96 km, Rükl: 57

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LOIV 084 H1


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Was crater Pons captured on orbital photographs made during Project Apollo?
Perhaps... at the centre of the curved horizon in Apollo 16's oblique south looking Mapping/Metric Fairchild camera frame AS16-M-0696 (slightly south of the northern part of Rupes Altai).
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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) PONS.--A complete formation of irregular shape, about 20 miles in greatest diameter, on the S.W. side of the Altai range, in E. long. 21 deg. It consists of a crowd of rings and craters enclosed by a narrow wall.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.96 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 2.28 km


Jean-Louis Pons (December 24, 1761 – October 14, 1831) was a French astronomer. Between 1801 and 1827 Pons discovered thirty-seven comets, more than any other person in history. He also discovered four periodic comets.

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