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Lat: 10.1°S, Long: 84.1°E, Diam: 16 km, Depth: 2.35 km, Rükl: 49

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Left: LO-IV-009M This is an area that is poorly represented in any of the Lunar Orbiter images that are readily available on-line. The IAU-named features visible in this rectified version of a photo taken with the medium resolution camera are: Kiess, Widmannstätten, Kreiken, Dale, Elmer and two lettered satellites of Kästner. Middle: Clementine image from Map-A-Planet. Right: Color-coded topography LAC 81 image from USGS Digital Atlas.


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- Apollo 12's orbital Hasselblad-camera frame AS12-54-7987 shows the bowl-shaped crater Elmer near the frame's right margin.
- Apollo 15's panoramic ITEK-camera frames AS15-P-9735 and AS15-P-9740 show Elmer near the left margins of both frames.
- Research Apollo 12 and Apollo 15 photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 81C1) LTO map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Pike, 1976: 2.35 km
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.13 km


Charles Wesley; American astronomer (1872-1954).
  • This name appears on LTO-81C1. It does not appear to replace any previous IAU-approved designation. Although it appears in the cumulative list of approved names printed in IAU Transactions XVB, when and how it came to be approved is not entirely clear from the IAU record. - JimMosher
  • According to LTO 81-C1, a crater south of Elmer is called Novalis. Who was Novalis? See this Wikipedia-page.

Lettered Craters

Excerpt from the USGS Digital Atlas of the Moon.

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