From The Moon
Jump to: navigation, search


Lat: 25.5°N, Long: 44.1°W, Diam: 46 km, Depth: 1.02 km, Rükl: 19

external image normal_Prinz_LO-V-186M_LTVT.JPG
LO-V-186M Prinz is the large semi-circular crater in the center. On Prinz’s outer rim (at 1 o’clock) is the 2-km crater Vera (which seems to lie at the head of a rille); and, continuing on the same line, 4-km Ivan between two other rilles near the top. All the rilles in this view are probably regarded as part of the system known as Rimae Prinz, with the exception of the ones in the upper left corner -- they are part of the neighboring Rimae Aristarchus. Some of the hills on the right, and possibly the one directly north of Prinz are considered to be part of Montes Harbinger.


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
AS15-88-12004 shows Prinz (right of centre) and Krieger (left). Note the reflection of the hand of the photographing astronaut! - DannyCaes Dec 14, 2007
AS15-93-12608, an orbital Hasselblad of Prinz and the rilles, was included on pages 258-259 of the splendid article TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON by Kenneth F. Weaver (NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, february 1972). - DannyCaes Dec 14, 2007


(LAC zone 39A3) LAC map Geologic map LM map LTO map


Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Arthur, 1974: 1.02 km
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.02 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 1.01 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 1.09 km

The environment around Prinz is described with special focus given to 3 small features in "Prinz and Nearby Features" by Raffaello Lena of the GLR group in the Winter 2008 issue of Selenology: Journal of the American Lunar Society.- fatastronomer

Cluster of irregular mare patches (IMPs) north-northeast of Prinz

  • Prinz 1, at LAT 26.79 / LON -42.96 (north-northeast of Prinz, east of Ivan, immediately west of Rima Handel)(northwest of its bowl-shaped "source").- DannyCaes Oct 21, 2014


Wilhelm; German-Belgian astronomer (1857-1910).
  • According to Whitaker (p. 226), this name was introduced by Krieger and König.
  • The pronounced hill immediately east of Prinz is mentioned as "Alpha" on SLC-E3 (System of Lunar Craters). Is this Prinz Alpha or Harbinger Alpha?

LROC Articles

LPOD Articles

Lunar Rivers. The Crater Formerly Known As Prinz Equal Rims? Aperture


APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 2: Regional views, Figure 30.
A Portfolio of Lunar Drawings (Harold Hill), pages 76, 77.