Lat: 6.19°N, Long: 12.51°E, Diam: 13.04 km, Depth: 2.54 km, Rükl: 34
LO-IV-090H The rille passing through the upper part of the picture is Rima Ariadaeus. To its north, 7-km Silberschlag A is visible in the upper right. The ridge to the north of Silberschlag is regarded as part of the east rim of 25-km Silberschlag P. The ridge to the south is not regarded as part of any named crater.
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- One of Apollo 10's oblique western views of Rima Ariadaeus (Hasselblad AS10-31-4646), see the LPI's low-res scan, shows Silberschlag below and to the left of the frame's centre.
- GRIN's hi-res scan of AS10-31-4646 shows the smooth-looking inner slopes and sharp rim of Silberschlag.
- Research Danny Caes
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(IAU Directions) SILBERSCHLAG.--A very brilliant crater, 8 or 9 miles in diameter, connected with the great mountain range just referred to. The Ariadaeus cleft cuts through the range a few miles N. of it. This neighbourhood at sunrise presents a grand spectacle. With high powers under good atmospheric conditions, the plain W. of the mountains is seen to be traversed by a number of shallow winding valleys, trending towards Agrippa, and separated by low rounded hills which have all the appearance of having been moulded by the action of water.
- IAU page: Silberschlag
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Arthur, 1974: 2.54 km
- Westfall, 2000: 2.54 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 2.53 km
- The shadows in LO-IV-090H indicate Silberschlag is up to 2570 m deep (there is a rise of about 200 m at the midpoint of the east rim). - Jim Mosher
- Included on the ALPO list of banded craters
- Named for Johann Esaias Silberschlag (1721 – 1791). Born in Aschersleben, Germany, he was a theologian and natural scientist.
- According to Whitaker (p. 218), this name was introduced by Schröter.
- Hill, Harold. 1991. A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings., page 4 (the Ariadaeus rille at sunset).
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