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Lat: 58.7°N, Long: 5.0°E, Diam: 31 km, Depth: 2.94 km, Rükl: 4, Eratosthenian,


external image Archytas-IV-116-h1.jpg


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Archytas G, the first item in C.A.Wood's list of Concentric Craters (1978) is noticeable near the centre of Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph LOIV-116-h1.
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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) ARCHYTAS.--A bright ring-plain, 21 miles in diameter, on the edge of the Mare Frigoris, due N. of the Alpine Valley, with regular walls rising about 5,000 feet above the interior on the N.E., and about 4,000 feet on the opposite side. It has a very bright central mountain. Several spurs radiate from the wall on the S., and a wide valley, flanked by lofty heights, forming the S.E. boundary of W.C. Bond, originates on the N side. There is also a crater-rill running towards the N.E. On the Mare, S.E. of Archytas, is a somewhat smaller ring-plain, Archytas A (called by Schmidt, PROTAGORAS), with lofty walls and a central hill.

Description: Wikipedia


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Archytas (428 BC – 347 BC) was an Ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, statesman, and strategist.

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