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(formerly Sabine B)

Lat: 1.4°N, Long: 22.1°E, Diam: 3 km, Depth: 0.6 km, Rükl: 35

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Left: Lunar Orbiter IV 085 H1 Right: Lunar Orbiter IV 085 H1 Annotated by LPI


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images SMART-1

  • Ranger 8 - Frame A048, which shows Sabine B (Aldrin) near the lower left corner of the photograph.
  • Ranger 8 - Frame P004, which shows a close-up of Aldrin in the lower-left one of the four frames.
  • Research Ranger 8 photographs: Danny Caes

- It looks like there are no orbital Apollo photographs of Sabine B (Aldrin). Or perhaps... (??). I would like to ask other connoisseurs of orbital Apollo photography if they know the ID-numbers of frames (Hasselblad - Fairchild - Itek) which show this crater.- DannyCaes May 14, 2011

  • Aldrin was captured on Apollo 11's Hasselblads AS11-41-6119, 6120, 6121. In the third frame (6121) it (craterlet Aldrin) is visible near the frame's right margin.

- Thanks Patricio Leon! - DannyCaes May 15, 2011

  • Aldrin was also captured on color-Hasselblad frame AS11-37-5447 (near the frame's upper right corner). Note the presence of Apollo 11's CSM Columbia in this frame!

- Thanks John Moore! - DannyCaes May 15, 2011


(LAC zone 60C4) LAC map Geologic map LM map AIC map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information


  • Named for Edwin Eugene ("Buzz") Aldrin, Jr. (1930-Live), an American astronaut.
  • This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was among the list of 12 names of living astronauts and cosmonauts (six each) approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.

LPOD Articles

Lunar 100

L90: "Armstrong, Aldrin & Collins" - Small craters near the Apollo 11 landing site.


-Edwin Aldrin and Apollo 11:
  • "First Explorers on the Moon; the incredible story of Apollo 11" (in five parts). National Geographic (December 1969).