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Lat: 28.1°N, Long: 109.1°E, Diam: 75 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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Left: Clementine view. Middle: Combined Lunar Orbiter image of both LAC 46 and LAC 47. Right: Combined, color-coded topography image LAC46 and LAC 47 from USGS Digital Atlas.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Espin was also captured near the lower margin of Apollo 16's color-Hasselblad AS16-121-19434.
- AS16-P-5507, which is the first one of Apollo 16's ITEK-camera frames of Magazine "T.E." (Trans Earth Coast) shows Espin near the moon's limb at right.
- Research Apollo 16 photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 46B2) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information


  • Named for Thomas Henry Espinall Compton Espin (May 28, 1858 - December 2, 1934), a British amateur astronomer who discovered many nebulas, variable stars, and more than 2500 double stars, as well as publishing a catalog of 3800 red stars. Espin was awarded the Jackson-Gwilt Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1913.
  • As a lunar name, Espin first appeared in the long list of farside names published by the IAU in Menzel, 1971.

Lettered Craters

Excerpt from the USGS Digital Atlas of the Moon -- Combined Lunar Orbiter image of both LAC 46 and LAC 47 from USGS Digital Atlas.

LPOD Articles


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

- In Mysterious Universe; a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Page 509: A Remarkable Object in Perseus (Royal Astronomical Society - Monthly Notices, 1898).