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Lat: 59.2°N, Long: 16.9°E, Diam: 25 km, Depth: 3.85 km, Rükl: 5, Upper Imbrian

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LO-IV-104H Sheepshanks is to the lower right of center. The larger crater (with the central peak) to the northwest of Sheepshanks is C. Mayer B, with circular C. Mayer E above that. The 7-km crater near the right margin is Sheepshanks A.


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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.85 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 1.99 km
  • Judging from the shadow in LO-IV-104H, the east wall of Sheepshanks is up to 2800 m above the floor. - Jim Mosher
  • TSI = 5, CPI = 5, FI = 10; MI =20 Smith and Sanchez, 1973


  • Anne Sheepshanks; British benefactor (1789-1876).
  • Anne was the sister of Richard Sheepshanks, a prominent British astronomer (for whom the crater and its satellite features are not named). After Richard's death, Anne contributed funds to the Cambridge University Observatory, which they used to purchase a modern telescope, also named in her honor. - Jim Mosher
  • List of features named for women.

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