(formerly La Pérouse B)
Lat: 10.8°S, Long: 70.6°E, Diam: 49 km, Depth: 3.71 km, Rükl: 49
LO-IV-184H; LRO-WAC mosaic
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- According to the Apollo 8 Flight Journal (David Woods and Frank O'Brien), crater Kapteyn was Photographic Target of Opportunity N° 65.
- An oblique south-looking orbital close up of Kapteyn is Apollo 8's frame AS8-13-2270.
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 3.71 km
- The shadows in LO-IV-184H indicate a depth of 3300-3400 m. - JimMosher
- Central peak height
- The central peak is about 900 m tall. - JimMosher
- Sekiguchi, 1972: <1km - fatastronomer
- Kapteyn E central peak height
- Sekiguchi, 1972: 1.5 km - fatastronomer
- Named for Jacobus Cornelis Kapteyn (1851-1922), a Dutch astronomer noted for his discovery of evidence of galactic rotation. Kapteyn was the 1913 Bruce Medalist of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, and extensive links to information about him can be found there.
- New name for the former Lapeyrouse B given by Arthur and Whitaker in the Rectified Lunar Atlas (1963) and approved in IAU Transactions XIIB (1964).