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Lat: 38.8°S, Long: 17.7°E, Diam: 53 km, Depth: 1.44 km, Rükl: 66

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LOIV 095 H2


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images
The distinct ray-craterlet Buch B, north-northwest of Buch itself, is a noteworthy telescopic target during Full Moon. In this region of the moon's southern cratered surface, the tiny ray-craterlet Buch B stands out as a very fresh looking formation, partly because of it's system of both bright and dark rays. Although it was not made during Full Moon conditions, the Lunar Orbiter 4 photograph of Buch and Buch B shows a little bit of Buch B's ray-system. See: LOIV-95-h2.
Research: Danny Caes
See also LPOD More Highland Plutons (Buch B during Full Moon), and Whitewashed! (very distinct!).


(LAC zone 113A3) LAC map Geologic map


Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) BUCH.--Adjoins Busching on the S.W. It is about 31 miles in diameter, and has a less broken barrier. There is a large crater on the W. wall, and another smaller one on the S.E. Schmidt shows nothing on the floor, but Neison noted two minute crater-cones.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.44 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 1.4 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 1.79 km


- Christian Leopold von Buch (April 26, 1774 - March 4, 1853) was a German geologist and paleontologist and is remembered as one of the most important contributors to geology in the first half of the nineteenth century. His scientific interest was devoted to a broad spectrum of geological topics: volcanism, fossils, stratigraphy and more. His most remembered accomplishment is the scientific definition of the Jurassic system.
- Perhaps interesting to know that there was also a Boudewijn Buch, 1948-2002; a Dutch writer and bibliophile who visited various parts of the world, mostly to explore difficult-to-reach islands.- DannyCaes Nov 20, 2010

LPOD Articles

More Highland Plutons (Buch B).
Whitewashed! (Buch B).


B: Hawke, R and 6 others (2002) Igneous activity in the southern highlands of the Moon. J. Geophys. Res. 107, E12,5122, doi:10.1029/2000JE001494