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Geissler (on the floor of Gilbert)

(formerly Gilbert D)

Lat: 2.6°S, Long: 76.5°E, Diam: 16 km, Depth: 2.97 km, Rükl: 49

external image normal_Geissler_LO-IV-178H_LTVT.JPG


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Close-ups of the fully illuminated Geissler:
- Apollo 15's orbital ITEK-panoramic frame AS15-P-9767. Scroll toward the frame's central part. Geissler is the bright crater with the curious "out-of-centre" dark region on the northwestern part of its inner slopes.
- Apollo 16's orbital ITEK-panoramic frames AS16-P-4380 and AS16-P-4385.
Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 81A2) LTO map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 2.97 km

Curious dark region on the northwestern part of Geissler's inner slopes - DannyCaes Dec 8, 2009


  • Heinrich; German physicist (1814-1879).
  • This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was provisionally introduced on LTO-81A2. - Jim Mosher

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