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Lat: 14.5°N, Long: 9.1°E, Diam: 38 km, Depth: 3.06 km, Rükl: 23, Eratosthenian

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Left: LO-IV-097-H2 from Paolo Amoroso Right: François Emond The 5-km diameter crater to the northeast is Manilius G


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Warning: several orbital photographs of Manilius and environs, made with Apollo 15's panoramic ITEK-camera, are online in the LPI's Apollo Image Atlas as "Manilus" instead of Manilius. - DannyCaes Feb 17, 2012
- Apollo 15's panoramic ITEK-camera frame AS15-P-10169 shows a close up of the unnamed dark halo crater immediately west of Manilius.
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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) MANILIUS.--This, one of the most brilliant objects in the first quadrant, is about 25 miles in diameter, with walls nearly 8000 feet above the floor, which includes a bright central mountain. The inner slope of the border on the W. is much terraced and contains some depressions. There is a small isolated bright mountain 2000 feet high on the Mare Vaporum, some distance to the W.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Manilius 1 and Manilius 2 (Irregular Mare Patches -IMPs- west of Manilius)

  • Manilius 1 (number 30 in the catalog of 70 IMPs) is detectable at Latitude 14.889 / Longitude 6.467.
  • Manilius 2 (number 37) is detectable at Latitude 14.628 / Longitude 6.821.
  • Warning: both Manilius 1 and 2 are very small formations. The diameter of Manilius 1 is 270 meters, Manilius 2 is 200 meters.


  • Named for Marcus Manilius (fl. 1st century AD), a Roman poet, astrologer, and author of a poem in five books called Astronomica.
  • This name has continued unchanged since its original usage for this feature on Riccioli's map (Whitaker, p. 213).
  • An officially unnamed rille just south of Manilius is called Rima Pau by the dedicated moon observer K.C.Pau.

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