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Lat: 73.2°N, Long: 3.8°W, Diam: 113 km, Depth: 1.3 km, Rükl: 4, pre-Nectarian

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LOIV 116 H2


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) GOLDSCHMIDT.--A great abnormally-shaped enclosure with lofty walls between Epigenes and the limb. Neison mentions only two crater-pits within. I have seen the rimmed crater shown by Schmidt on the E. side and three or four other objects of a doubtful kind.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    Westfall, 2000: 3.42 km
    Cherrington, 1969: 2.28 km
  • Measures on LRO QuickMap give depth range from 0.9 to about 2.6 km, ave about 1.3 km


Hermann Mayer Salomon Goldschmidt (June 17, 1802–April 26, 1866) was a German astronomer and painter who spent much of his life in France.
Perhaps also interesting to include in this page:
Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt (1853-1933; mineralogist, natural philosopher, art collector).
Victor Moritz Goldschmidt (1888-1947; mineralogist, considered to be the founder of modern geochemistry and crystal chemistry).

LPOD Articles


Victor Goldschmidt in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- Page 548 in Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • A New Law of Satellite Distances (J.B.Penniston, Science, 1930).

(in this article mentioned as -Victor Goldschmidt of Heidelberg- , which (according to Wikipedia) must be Victor Mordechai Goldschmidt).