(formerly Apollonius C)
Lat: 3.3°N, Long: 57.0°E, Diam: 9 km, Depth: 1.87 km, Rükl: 38
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- Ameghino was also captured on Apollo 17's panoramic ITEK-camera frames AS17-P-2927 and AS17-P-2932. You don't have to scroll your way toward the right parts of the frames, because Ameghino is already visible near the right margin of your screen! (the bright crater with the cone-shaped inner slopes).
- Research: Danny Caes
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 1.87 km
- From the shadows in LO-I-033M, Ameghino is about 1800 m deep. - Jim Mosher
- Named for Fiorino (or Florentino) Ameghino (1854-1911), an Argentine paleontologist and anthropologist.
- The name Apollonius C was part of the original IAU nomenclature of Blagg and Müller (Catalog Entry 69). The name is attributed to Neison, and it is noted to be different from Mädler's Apollonius C .
- This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was introduced on LTO-62D3 (for which it served as the chart title). The new name was approved as assigned in 1976 (IAU Transactions XVIB). - Jim Mosher