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Lat: 5.6°S, Long: 88.2°E, Diam: 7 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 49

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AS17-M-2830 The fact that Tucker’s floor appears strongly offset from its rim is at least partially an effect of perspective. In this north-up rectified Apollo Metric Camera view, Tucker was near the edge of the original frame (and therefore viewed at an oblique angle from the south).


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Apollo 10's oblique Hasselblad-camera frame AS10-33-4891 shows the bright appearance of Tucker.
- Apollo 15's orbital panoramic ITEK-camera frame AS15-P-9729 shows the bright Tucker about halfway between the frame's centre and its right margin (scroll to the right).
Research orbital Apollo photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 81B3) LTO map


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  • Richard Hawley Tucker (October 29, 1859–March 31, 1952) was an American astronomer. In 1908 he would travel to San Louis, Argentina as part of an expedition to measure the positions of stars in the southern part of the sky. These measurements were to be incorporated into a catalog for Dudley Observatory. During his time there he made 20,800 observations of stars.
  • This name appears on LTO-81B3. It does not appear to replace any previous IAU-approved designation. Although it appears in the cumulative list of approved names printed in IAU Transactions XVB, when and how it came to be approved is not entirely clear from the IAU record. - Jim Mosher

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Today in Astronomy: October 29: Richard Hawley Tucker