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Lat: 39.5°S, Long: 59.1°E, Diam: 56 km, Depth: 2.16 km, Rükl: 69, pre-Nectarian

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LO-IV-184H The named satellite features of Fraunhofer visible in this view are the irregular 24-km Fraunhofer V on the east rim, 11-km Fraunhofer G above that, and 6-km Fraunhofer X by itself to the east (near the right margin). The dark shadow in the extreme lower right is the northwest rim of 43-km Fraunhofer H.


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(IAU Directions) FRAUNHOFER.--A ring-plain, S. of Furnerius, about 30 miles in diameter, with a regular border rising about 5,000 feet above the floor. A smaller ring-plain abuts on the N.W. side of it, which has slightly disturbed its wall.

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The possible Concentric Crater (CC) on the floor of Fraunhofer

  • Is there a possible Concentric Crater (CC) slightly southwest from the centre of Fraunhofer's floor? See:
  • Was this possible CC already known? - DannyCaes Jan 20, 2018
  • Yes, it was discovered by John Moore, March 2012, see: fraunhofercc.jpg


- Joseph von; German astronomer, optician (1787-1826).
- Satellite craters Fraunhofer T and V were erroneously printed as FRAUNHOFFER T and FRAUNHOFFER V on LAC 114, page 229 in the REVISED AND UPDATED EDITION of the Clementine Atlas of the Moon, 2012, CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS.- DannyCaes Jan 9, 2013

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