Lat: 22.7°S, Long: 32.8°W, Diam: 24 km, Depth: 1.09 km, Rükl 52
LO-IV-137H Loewy is the irregular crater in the center. On its northeast rim is 7-km Loewy A, and to the upper left of that (just outside the north rim), 12-km Agatharchides C. Loewy B is the 4-km crater on the outer slope of the south rim of Loewy. In the lower right corner, the open enclosure of 24-km Hippalus D is partially visible.
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Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Arthur, 1974: 1.09 km
- Westfall, 2000: 1.09 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 1.09 km
- Named for Maurice (Moritz) Loewy (1833-1907), a Czech-born French astronomer who became Director of the Paris Observatory. With Pierre Puiseux he compiled that observatory's Atlas Photographique de la Lune, one of the first comprehensive photographic atlases of the Moon, appearing between 1896 and 1910.
- This feature was Catalog number 2523 in Mary Blagg's Collated List where the three authorities called it Hippalus or Agatharchides f (their intentions not always being clear).
- In the original IAU nomenclature of Named Lunar Formations (1935) the name was changed to Loewy, adopting a proposal by Krieger and König.
- According to the introductory material to Named Lunar Formations, Maurice Loewy was the Chairman of the original international committee tasked with consolidating lunar nomenclature, formed in the year of his death. Puiseux and Benjamin Baillaud succeeded him as members.
- Perhaps interesting to know that there was also a Raymond F. Loewy; one of the best known industrial designers of the 20th century.- DannyCaes Nov 11, 2010