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Lat: 13.5°S, Long: 139.8°W, Diam: 124 km, Depth: >>3 km, Rükl: (farside), pre-Nectarian

external image normal_paschen-lo-v_030_h3.jpgPaschen.jpg
left: LO-V-030-H3 The shape of Paschen appears somewhat elliptical in this unrectified oblique view. The overlapping 48-km crater on the southeast is Paschen S.
right: LROC


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Frame 25, made by ZOND 8, shows most of Paschen near the frame's lower left corner.
Research: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 88C4) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

  • From the shadow in LO-V-030H, the 65-km diameter inner crater steps down about 3 km (on its west side). The shadows are not well placed for estimating the depth of the crater as a whole. - Jim Mosher


  • Named for Friedrich Paschen (January 22, 1865 - February 25, 1947), a German physicist, known for his work on electrical discharges. He is also known for the Paschen series, a series of hydrogen spectral lines in the infrared region that he first observed in 1908. He established the now widely used Paschen curve.
  • Paschen was in the long list of farside names approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
  • Once known as Confucius (N° 376 on the Second Complete Moon Map - 1969 of the Shternberg Astronomy Institute). Research: Danny Caes.

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