Repsold - with concentric crater Repsold A on its floor
Lat: 51.3°N, Long: 78.6°W, Diam: 109 km, Depth: 1.93 km, Rükl: 1
LO-IV-189H Repsold is the large circular enclosure in the center. Straddling its southwest rim is 44-km Repsold G, through which runs a part of Rimae Repsold. The 9-km concentric crater on the northeast part of Repsold's floor is Repsold A. Beyond it, outside the main rim is 38-km Repsold B (upper right corner).
LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images
The LPI's Hi-Res scan of Lunar Orbiter 4's photograph LOIV-189-h3 shows Repsold and its Concentric Crater Repsold A near the frame's left margin. Repsold A is the 46th item in C.A.Wood's list of Concentric Craters (1978).
Research: Danny Caes
Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 1.93 km
- Cherrington, 1969: 2.71 km
Central peak height
- From the shadows in LO-IV-189H, the central peak of Repsold is about 720 m tall. - JimMosher
- Sekiguchi, 1972: 1.1 km - fatastronomer
The strongly-shadowed parts of the main rille are about 330 m deep. The shadows from the southeast rim of Repsold G indicate an irregular height of from 1500-2300 m. - JimMosher
Concentric Crater Repsold A (on the floor of Repsold itself). This is the 46th item in C.A.Wood's list of Concentric Craters (1978).
Johann Georg; German inventor (1770-1830).
- According to Whitaker (p. 219), this name was introduced by Mädler. It was part of the original IAU nomenclature of Named Lunar Formations (1935).