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Lat: 41.1°S, Long: 1.4°W, Diam: 65 km, Depth: 1.85 km, Rükl: 65

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Huggins (at thursday the 7th of april 2016 it was noticed that the accompanying photograph in Wikipedia's HUGGINS page doesn't show Huggins, it shows craters Nasireddin and Miller) (error detected by - DannyCaes Apr 7, 2016).

Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Pike, 1976: 1.85 km
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.85 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 3 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 2.59 km


  • Named for Sir William Huggins, FRS (February 7, 1824 – May 12, 1910), a British astronomer. William Huggins was the husband of Margaret Lindsay Huggins, a capable astronomer in her own right. He built a private observatory from where they carried out extensive observations of the spectral emission lines and absorption lines of various celestial objects. He was the first to distinguish between nebulas and galaxies by showing that some (like the Orion Nebula) had pure emission spectra characteristic of gas, while others like the Andromeda Galaxy had spectra characteristic of stars. Huggins was the 1904 Bruce Medalist of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and extensive links to information about him can be found there.
  • This feature was Catalog number 3151 in Mary Blagg's Collated List. The name was given by Julius Schmidt. The other two authorities called it Orontius a.
  • The name Huggins was selected for use in the original IAU nomenclature of Named Lunar Formations, with the designation Orontius A being assigned to a crater not included in the Collated List (becoming Catalog number 3152a in NLF).

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Huggins in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Page 75: The Luminous Spot on Mercury in Transit (B.G.Jenkins, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1878).
  • Page 576: A Peculiar Telescopic Phenomenon (Peter Doig, Journal of the British Astronomical Association, 1930).