Lat: 60.8°S, Long: 15.1°E, Diam: 41 km, Depth: 2.12 km, Rükl: 74
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(IAU Directions) KINAU.--One of the group of remarkable ring-plains extending in a N.E. direction from Pentland.
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 2.12 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 2 km
- According to LTVT, the shadows in LO-IV-094H correspond of height differences of up to 2,360 m. - Jim Mosher
- Named for Adolph (or Adolf) Gottfried Kinau (January 4, 1814 - January 9, 1888), a German Protestant minister and astronomer. Kinau was known as selenographer who had specialized in lunar rills. In 1847 he discovered six lunar rills and continued to make lunar drawings all his life.
- Attributed to botanist C.A. Kinau in Who's Who in the Moon. Correct honoree discovered by Robert Garfinkle and B. Pfeiffer.
- Garfinkle, R. A.; Pfeiffer, B. 2007. Discovery of the real person behind the name of the lunar crater Kinau. Journal of the British Astronomical Association, vol.117, no.2, p.81-84.