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Lat: 32.7°S, Long: 14.1°E, Diam: 46 km, Depth: 3.19 km, Rükl: 66

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LO-IV-088-H3 On the southwest, Goodacre overlaps 87-km Gemma Frisius, with 16-km Goodacre G (partially visible here in the lower left corner) straddling the border. Several other satellite features named after Goodacre are also visible in this view.


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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Arthur, 1974: 3.19 km
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.19 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 3.2 km

Remarkable ray-craterlet

Immediately east-northeast of Goodacre P (east-southeast of Goodacre itself) is the location of a small bright ray-craterlet with very chaotic looking floor (a heap of dark boulders) and dark rocky regions on the inner slopes. Just outside this craterlet's rim one could detect several thin dark rays. The remarkable close-up of this chaotic craterlet could be explored at LON: 17.23, LAT: -33.72 (4 or 2 M/PIX) at the LRO's ACT-REACT Quick Map.
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  • Walter Goodacre (1856 – 1938) was a British businessman and amateur astronomer. In 1910, he published a 77" diameter hand drawn map of the moon. In 1931, he published a larger book of maps of the moon's surface with descriptions of features. For additional information, see the extended biography.
  • Named by Percy Wilkins and included in Named Lunar Formations in 1935 (Whitaker, p 229).

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See Walter Goodacre's descriptions of telescopically observable lunar surface details in the Appendix on page 159 of T.W.Webb's Celestial Objects for Common Telescopes, Volume 1: The Solar System.

A certain Mr. Goodacre in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Page 460: An Occultation Phenomenon (Edwin Holmes, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 1903).

In this article, a certain Mr. Goodacre is mentioned because of an observation of a strange occultation phenomenon of Jupiter's satellite Io, March 22, 1895. I wonder if this Mr. Goodacre could have been Walter Goodacre... - DannyCaes Apr 26, 2015