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Lat: 56.4°S, Long: 33.7°W, Diam: 48 km, Depth: 2.46 km, Rükl: 71

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LO-IV-160H The crater partly visible on the left is 39-km Rost A. The 6-km crater outside the rim at 5 o’clock is Rost N.


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(IAU Directions) ROST.--An oblong-shaped ring-plain, 30 miles in diameter, on the S.E. of Schiller, with moderately high walls, and, according to Neison, a shallow depression within, nearly central. I have seen a crater shown by Schmidt on the W. side of the floor. A valley runs from the W. side of Rost to the S. of Schiller.

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 2.46 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 2 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 2.49 km


  • Named for Johann Leonhard Rost (1688-1727), a German astronomer.
  • According to Whitaker (p. 218), this name was introduced by Schröter, who himself got the name from a list prepared by Hell, where it appeared in the form Rostius and referred to a different crater (p. 93).
  • Illustrations - many of the Moon - from Rost's Astronomical Handbook of 1718.

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