Lat: 14.5°N, Long: 9.1°E, Diam: 38 km, Depth: 3.06 km, Rükl: 23, Eratosthenian
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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.
Research: Danny Caes
(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.
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Arthur, 1974: 3.06 km
- Westfall, 2000: 3.06 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 3.1 km
- Cherrington, 1969: 2.83 km
- Central peak composition: A (Tompkins & Pieters, 1999)
- A dark-halo craterlet slightly west of Manilius was captured on Hasselblad image AS15-93-12683. This dark-halo craterlet is a good test object for telescopic observers of the Full Moon. Research: Danny Caes.
- Included in ALPO list of bright ray craters
- TSI = 30, CPI = 15, FI = 25; MI =70 Smith and Sanchez, 1973
- Manilius domes in the region (a slice of Manilius crater is seen on right edge of image).
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.