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Lat: 1.6°S, Long: 94.9°E, Diam: 48 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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left: Clementine . right: LROC


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images Apollo Images
- Apollo 10's orbital photographs AS10-33-4885, 4887 and 4890 show the bright unnamed ray-craterlet between Purkyne S (the LTO's "Milton") and Purkyne U (the LTO's "Tasso").
- Apollo 8's orbital photograph AS8-13-2331 is an oblique north-looking close up at the eastern part of Mare Smythii and the LTO's Milton (Purkyne S, at the frame's left margin) and Tasso (Purkyne U, central), and the bright raycrater in between Milton and Tasso.
- Frame AS8-13-2332 (also of Apollo 8) shows a good look at Purkyne S (Milton)(which is the large crater near the frame's right margin).
- Research orbital Apollo photographs: Danny Caes.
Note that the above mentioned bright raycrater (between Milton and Tasso) is depicted near the upper left corner of LAC 82 on page 164 of the Clementine Atlas of the Moon.
HiRes scan of Apollo 8 photographs: David Woods and Frank O'Brien (Apollo 8 Flight Journal).


(LAC zone 82A1) LTO map


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Additional Information


  • Jan Evangelista Purkyne (December 17, 1787 - July 28, 1869) was a Czech anatomist, patriot, and physiologist. He is best known for his 1837 discovery of Purkinje cells, large neurons with many branching dendrites found in the cerebellum. Other discoveries include Purkinje images, reflections of objects from structures of the eye, and the Purkinje shift, the change in the brightness of red and blue colours as light intensity decreases gradually at dusk. Purkyně also introduced the scientific terms plasma (for the component of blood left when the suspended cells have been removed) and protoplasm (the substance found inside cells).
  • The IAU-approved spelling of this name contains an accented character that cannot be represented in Wiki text. Visit the IAU Gazetteer page for the proper representation of this name.
  • On LTO 82-A1, Purkyne S is called Milton, Purkyne U is called Tasso, and Purkyne V is called Hugo. Who were Milton, Tasso, and Hugo? For Milton see this Wikipedia-page, for Tasso see this Wikipedia-page, and for Hugo see this Wikipedia-page.

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