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(formerly Aristarchus C)

Lat: 27.96°N, Long: 47.61°W, Diam: 7.05 km, Depth: 1.3 km, Rükl: 18

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AS15-M-2481 Toscanelli is in the center. The 6-km crater to its upper left is Wollaston N. The rilles are part of Rimae Aristarchus, and the shadow-casting scarp visible at bottom center, and extending north through Toscanelli itself is the northern part of Rupes Toscanelli.


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Additional Information

  • IAU page: Toscanelli
  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 1.3 km
  • Toscanelli is listed as a control point in the 1994 and 2005 ULCN where its coordinates are given as Lat: 27.930°N, Long: 47.612°W. Coordinates of Lat: 27.94°N, Long: 47.62°W, Diam: 7.0 km were adopted for use in the IAU Planetary Gazetteer on June 12, 2008. The old position listed there was 0.5° to the south. Toscanelli is one of the first craters for which an attempt has been made to give a selenodetically correct position in the gazetteer (as opposed to one just adequate for identification). The IAU coordinates were subsequently adjusted slightly to conform to the LOLA system. - Jim Mosher


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