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Lat: 35.3°S, Long: 29.8°W, Diam: 21 km, Depth: 1.26 km, Rükl: 63

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Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Arthur, 1974: 1.26 km
    • Westfall, 2000: 1.26 km
    • Viscardy, 1985: 1.25 km
  • LTVT returns a maximum depth of 1,100 m based on the shadow in LO-IV-131-H3. The depth of the small crater just above Elger is approximately 740 m. - JimMosher


  • Named for Thomas Gwyn Empy Elger (October 27, 1836 – January 9, 1897), a lunar mapper and the first director of the Lunar Section of the British Astronomical Association (BAA). He is best known as a careful and indefatigable selenographer. He is most remembered for his book The Moon: A full Description and Map of its Principal Physical Features. Published in 1895, its maps are still highly regarded by lunar observers due to their uncluttered nature.
  • An account of the recovery of Elger's nearly-lost observing books appears starting on page 46 of the January 1956 issue of JBAA.

LPOD Articles


T. G. E. Elger in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Page 200: The Linné Controversy: a look into the past (Patrick Moore, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 1977).
  • Page 205: Three Riddles of Plato (Jackson T. Carle, Sky and Telescope, 1955).
  • Page 239: Lunar Luminescence (E.J.Flamm, et al, Nature, 1965).