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Lat: 35.9°S, Long: 8.4°W, Diam: 41 km, Depth: 2.81 km, Rükl: 64

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Deslandres, Hell, Lexell, Ball: Ball is on the lower left, above the line, and has a central peak.


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) BALL.--A somewhat smaller ring-plain on the S.W. edge of the great plain, with a lofty terraced border and a central mountain more than 2,000 feet high. There are two large irregular depressions on the E. of the formation, a crater on the S., and a smaller one on the N. wall.

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  • William; British astronomer (unkn-1690).
  • Perhaps interesting to know that there was also a certain Irish astronomer called Robert Stawell Ball (1840-1913), and also a certain L.F.Ball who seems to have been a dedicated telescopic observer of the moon. - DannyCaes Apr 26, 2015
  • And who was Sir Robert Ball (?), mentioned in the article The Moons of Mars (Roscoe Lamont, Popular Astronomy, 1925), see pages 425-426 in Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (William R. Corliss, The Sourcebook Project, 1979). - DannyCaes Apr 26, 2015

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