Lat: 63.9°S, Long: 75.9°E, Diam: 66 km, Depth: 3.93 km, Rükl: 75
(Clementine Greyscale Basemap) Mercator projection dynamically created by USGS lunar Web Map Service.
Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 3.93 km
- Named for Sir David Gill (June 12, 1843 – January 24, 1914), a Scottish astronomer born in Aberdeen who spent much of his career in South Africa. He used the parallax of Mars to determine the distance to the Sun, and also measured distances to the stars. He perfected the use of the heliometer. He was Her Majesty's Astronomer at the Cape of Good Hope from 1879 to 1906, and was a pioneer in the use of astrophotography. Gill was the 1900 Bruce Medalist of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and extensive links to information about him can be found there.
- Name given by Arthur and Whitaker in the Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved for this previously unnamed crater by the IAU in 1964 (Whitaker, 1999, p234).
Sir David Gill in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)
- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
- Page 473: Possible Changes in Saturn's Rings (Nature, 1912)
- Page 510: Some Astronomical Curiosities (J.E.Gore, Scientific American Supplement, 1909)