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Schuster - on the eastern part of the rim of Mendeleev

Lat: 4.2°N, Long: 146.5°E, Diam: 108 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)
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Left: LOI-116-M Right: Clementine


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  • AS11-37-5433 shows a shadowless Schuster just above and a little bit to the right of the image's centre. The walled plain Mendeleev is seen "behind" Schuster (between the curved horizon and Schuster). Looking west-northwest. Compare this photograph with LAC 66 (page 132) in the Clementine atlas.
  • AS11-37-5433 was reproduced on page 205 of Norman Mailer's splendid book MOONFIRE, THE EPIC JOURNEY OF APOLLO 11. This reproduced version shows much more contrast, compared with the online scan of the LPI (which is almost "white" due to the sun's altitude and the absence of shadows).
  • Wonderful close ups of Schuster Q (southwest of Schuster itself) were made during the mission of Apollo 10. These frames are: AS10-28-4095, AS10-29-4182, 4183, 4185, 4187, and 4188.
  • Research orbital Apollo photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 66C2) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information


Sir Arthur Schuster FRS (September 12, 1851 - October 17, 1934) was a versatile physicist known for his work in spectroscopy, electrochemistry, optics, X-radiography and the application of harmonic analysis to physics. Schuster is credited by Chandrasekhar to have given a fresh start to the radiative transfer problem. Schuster formulated in 1905 a problem in radiative transfer in an attempt to explain the appearance of absorption and emission lines in stellar spectra.

LPOD Articles


A. Schuster in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Page 31: The Reaction of the Planets upon the Sun (Popular Astronomy, 1915).

- In Rare Halos, Mirages, Anomalous Rainbows, and related electromagnetic phenomena (1984) :

  • GEI1-R2: On a Curious Phenomenon Observed on the top of Snowdon (Report of the British Association, 1873).