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Lat: 2.3°N, Long: 14.7°E, Diam: 30 km, Depth: 1.5 km, Rükl: 34

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- D'Arrest was also photographed by Apollo 10. This crater was captured near the upper margins of Hasselblad frames AS10-32-4850 and 4851.
- A pair of good eyes could detect the location of D'Arrest on several north-looking frames made by Apollo 16's mapping/metric Fairchild camera, such as frame AS16-M-0831, in which D'Arrest's location is near the central part of the curved horizon, very near the couple of bowl-shaped craters Cayley and De Morgan.
- Additional research orbital Apollo 10 and Apollo 16 photography: Danny Caes


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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Viscardy, 1985: 1.5 km
  • The shadows in LO-IV-090H indicate the east rim of D'Arrest is mostly 1300-1600 above the points on the floor at which the shadows end. - JimMosher


Heinrich Louis d'Arrest (July 13, 1822–June 14, 1875) was a Prussian astronomer, born in Berlin. While still a student, d'Arrest was party to Johann Gottfried Galle's search for Neptune. On September 23, 1846, he suggested that a recently drawn chart of the sky, in the region of Urbain Le Verrier's predicted location, could be compared with the current sky to seek the displacement characteristic of a planet, as opposed to a stationary star. Neptune was discovered that very night.

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