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Lat: 74.37°N, Long: 67.74°E, Diam: 73.16 km, Depth: 3.0 km, Rükl 5, Nectarian

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Clementine The 8-km diameter circular crater in the upper right is Petermann S. The 11-km one in the lower left is Petermann B. The bright arch along the lower margin is the north rim of the neighboring crater Cusanus.


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Additional Information

  • IAU page: Petermann
  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 3.33 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 3.68 km
  • Measures on LRO QuickMap give depth range from about 1.8 to 3.5, ave about 43.0 km
  • Remarkable flat mare-like region of Diameter 5 to 6 kilometers northeast of both Petermann A and Petermann Y. See:


  • Named for August Heinrich Petermann (1822-1878), a German cartographer and geographer especially noted for his contributions to knowledge about the then poorly known regions of Africa and the Arctic. Petermann contributed a nomenclature map of the Moon to Thomas Milner's 1850 book (republished in 1853). One of Petermann's students was Ernst Debes, who published a more extensive lunar guide.
  • According to Whitaker (p. 224), this name was introduced by Schmidt.

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