Lat: 28.4°S, Long: 14.4°E, Diam: 57 km, Depth: 1.8 km, Rükl: 56
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Pontanus E, the fourth item in C.A.Wood's list of Concentric Craters (1978), was captured on Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph LOIV-96-h1 (Pontanus E is noticeable a little bit above and right of the frame's centre).
Research: Danny Caes
(IAU Directions) PONTANUS.--An irregular ring-plain, 28 miles in diameter, S.S.E. of Azophi, with a low broken border, interrupted on the S.E. by a smaller ring-plain, which forms one of a group extending towards the S.E. The dark floor includes a central mountain.
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Pike, 1976: 1.8 km
- Westfall, 2000: 1.8 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 2.12 km
- Cherrington, 1969: 2.1 km
- Central peak height
- Sekiguchi, 1972: 0.8 km - fatastronomer
- Pontanus G central peak height
- Sekiguchi, 1972: 0.6 km measured on the east - fatastronomer
- Pontanus H central peak height
- Sekiguchi, 1972: 0.7 km - fatastronomer
- Pontanus E; the concentric crater near Pontanus, was also captured by the dedicated lunar observer Bob Pilz in his wonderful photograph of neaby crater Sacrobosco. Can you see it? (Pontanus E). - DannyCaes Dec 8, 2007
- Satellite crater Pontanus S is on the ALPO list of banded craters
- Giovanni Gioviano Pontano (1426 - September 17, 1503) was an Italian astronomer, humanist and poet.
- Pontanus A (or C?) was called Benitez by Wilkins and Moore following Antonio Paluzíe Borrell, but the IAU did not accept that name. Benitez was a Spanish astronomer (1879-1954) and director del instituto de la marina y del observatorio de San Fernando.