(formerly Menelaus S)
Lat: 15.71°N, Long: 14.75°E, Diam: 14.67 km, Depth: 1.59 km, Rükl: 23
LO-IV-090H Daubrée is the shadowed crater to the right of center. The bright object interrupting the right margin is the sunlit west rim of Menelaus. Two of its satellites are also visible: 7-km Menelaus A in the upper right and 4-km Menelaus C near the bottom. The fluted hills have been raked in a direction radial to the center of Mare Imbrium and are an example of what is known as the Imbrium Sculpture. The dark region in the upper right is a small part of the floor of Mare Serenitatis, while the similarly-dark regions to the left and bottom are regarded as parts of Lacus Gaudii and Lacus Hiemalis.
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- Dark floored Daubrée and its small bright central hillock were captured on Apollo 15's orbital panoramic ITEK-camera frames AS15-P-9904 and 9909.
Additional research orbital Apollo 15 photography: Danny Caes
- IAU page: Daubrée
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 1.59 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 1.59 km
- Named for Gabriel-Auguste Daubrée (1814-1896), a French geologist.
- This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was introduced on LTO-60A1 (for which it served as the chart title). It appears in the cumulative list of approved names in IAU Transactions XVB (1973). Since it does not appear in any prior IAU Transactions, it was probably approved at the 1973 meeting. Biographical information was unofficially reported in Ashbrook, 1974. - Jim Mosher