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Lat: 0.5°N, Long: 98.2°E, Diam: 24 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Lunar Orbiter 1's frames 1021, 1022, 1023, and 1024 show Wyld and Fox (north of Wyld) illuminated by morning sunlight (opposite of Lunar Orbiter 2's photographs).
- Apollo 10's AS10-28-4141 shows Fox and the bright bowl-shaped crater Fox A north of it during high sun.
- Apollo 11's AS11-44-6632 shows the approaching Ascent Stage of Apollo 11's LM Eagle over Fox and Fox A (immediately to the "lower left" and "below" of the Ascent Stage). Note the rising Earth at the curved horizon! The dark area near the left part of the horizon is Mare Smythii. Looking west.
- Apollo 16's panoramic ITEK-camera frames AS16-P-5068 and 5073 show Fox near the left margins of both frames.
- Research Lunar-Orbiter and Apollo photographs: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 64D3) LTO map


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Additional Information

Fox A (north of Fox itself) is a bright bowl-shaped crater (see LAC 64 in the Clementine Atlas of the Moon).


Philip; American astronomer (1878-1944).

LPOD Articles


Philip Fox in popular scientific literature:
Pages 395-396 in Burnham's Celestial Handbook (Volume 1); the possible duplicity of Sirius B.

A curiosity...
I want to know something about another Fox who's mentioned on pages 394 and 395 in Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (William R. Corliss, The Sourcebook Project, 1979), see article Martian Canals after Mariner 9 (David W. Hughes, Nature, 1975). This Fox seems to have been a colleague of Carl Sagan, because both names (Sagan and Fox) are always appearing together, throughout the article. - DannyCaes Apr 27, 2015
It must be Paul Fox, who's mentioned on page 110 of Carl Sagan's COSMOS (Random House, 1980).
See also the online Paul Fox page.
Internet is such a wonderful thing! - DannyCaes Apr 27, 2015

There's also a certain Fox in T.W.Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, Volume 2; The Stars (Dover, revised edition 1962).
See page 138, at Rho Herculis (Struve 2161).
- DannyCaes Aug 8, 2015