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Lat: 17.3°N, Long: 158.2°W, Diam: 59 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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Left: Apollo Foot Viewer image from USGS. Right: Colo-coded Lac 51 from USGS Digital Atlas


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(LAC zone 51C4) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Bredikhin lies on ejecta deposits of the Hertzsprung Basin -- a 570 kilometre-wide basin away to its south-east that from the Nectarian period (~ 3.92 to 3.85 bn years). The rim of Bredikhin looks relatively sharp, but has been seriously affected by several large-ish impacts in its western and southern sections. These have shaped the appearance of the floor particularly around the rim's interior; disturbing those areas into a jumbled series of overlapping sets of lunar material make-up. Of prominant appearance to Bredikhin's central regions is the relatively large crater roughly a third the diameter of the overall crater's width. It is slightly off-centre to the north-west in the floor, but it too has been affected by subsequent, smaller impacts. - JohnMoore2

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Fedor Aleksandrovich Bredikhin (December 8, 1831 - May 14, 1904) was a Russian astronomer. In 1857 he joined the staff of the observatory at Moscow University, becoming its director in 1865. In 1890 he became director of Pulkovo Observatory (until 1894) and in the same year became a member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He studied the theory of comet tails, and also studied meteors and meteor showers.

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F. A. Bredikhin in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- Page 288 in Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • The Stationary Radiation of Meteors (W.F.Denning, Observatory, 1913) (mentioned as Bredichin).