Lat: 28.9°S, Long: 70.2°E, Diam: 78 km, Depth: 3.68 km, Rükl 60
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Legendre was photographed by the orbital Mapping/Metric Fairchild camera of Apollo 15. This crater was captured on several oblique south looking frames, such as AS15-M-2517, in which Legendre is visible near the central part of the curved horizon. The crater between Legendre and the curved horizon is Adams.
Research Danny Caes
(IAU Directions) LEGENDRE.--A fine ring-plain, 46 miles in diameter, on the S.W. of Phillips. According to Schmidt, there is a crater on the S. side of the floor. There is a small ring-plain, Adams, on the S.
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 3.68 km
- Concentric crater northwest of Legendre(?).
- The location of the concentric crater near Legendre (which was included as item N° 10 in C. A. Wood's list of 1978), should be immediately south of Palitzsch B (east of Palitzsch itself and northwest of Legendre). I have tried to detect this concentric crater on the Hi-Res scan of Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph LOIV-184-h2, alas... Perhaps there are much more detailed orbital photographs to discover (or to re-discover) the exact location of C. A. Wood's concentric crater "N° 10".
- Research: Danny Caes
- Dark spot immediately southeast of Legendre, at 30°30' South/ 72° East. The centre of this dark spot is a tiny curved valley-like trough, which (according to Charles Wood) could be a vent. See also LPOD December 4 2012, and LAC 99 (page 198) in B.Bussey's and P.Spudis's Clementine Atlas.- DannyCaes Dec 4, 2012
- Named for Adrien-Marie Legendre (September 18, 1752 – January 10, 1833), a French mathematician. He made important contributions to statistics, number theory, abstract algebra and mathematical analysis.