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Lat: 15.2°N, Long: 136.9°E, Diam: 45 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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left: Clementine . right: LROC


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- Hoffmeister was also captured on several of Apollo 16's oblique north looking Fairchild metric/mapping frames, such as AS16-M-0741, which shows Hoffmeister near the central part of the curved horizon.
Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 66A2) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


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Cuno Hoffmeister (February 2, 1892 – January 2, 1968) was a German astronomer. Hoffmeister founded the Sonneberg Observatory and discovered approximately 10,000 variable stars and several asteroids. He also co-discovered comet C/1959 O1. The asteroids 1726 Hoffmeister and 4183 Cuno are named in his honor.

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Cuno Hoffmeister in popular scientific literature:
In Burnham's Celestial Handbook:
Page 184; the discovery of the pulsating variable star CY Aquarii (1934).
Page 1541; the discovery of the peculiar variable star FG Sagittae (1943).

Cuno Hoffmeister in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- Page 350 in Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Confirmation of Outer Atmosphere Assymetry postulated to explain the False Zodiacal Light (E.R.Hope, Nature, 1961).

- Page 52 in Lightning, Auroras, Nocturnal Lights, and Related Luminous Phenomena (1982) :

  • Investigations on Bright Night Sky and Luminous Bands (Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 1952).