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Lat: 39.1°S, Long: 9.3°W, Diam: 90 km, Depth: 1.76 km,Rükl: 64

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LOIV 119 H2


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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) SASSERIDES.--A formation of irregular shape, with very lofty walls, situated amid the confusion of ring-plains, craters, crater-pits, &c., in the region N. of Tycho, some of which are fully as deserving of a distinct name.

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 1.76 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 1.79 km


  • Gellio Sasceride (Sasserides) (1562 - 1612) was a Danish astronomer and doctor. Sasceride worked as an assistant to Tycho Brahe after studying under him. Sasceride was also friends with Galileo. In 1590, Sasceride had sent to Galileo the only copy of a book until then found in Italy detailing the heliocentric system.
  • Sasserides A was called Barker by Hugh Percy Wilkins and Patrick Moore, but the I.A.U. did not accept that name.
  • Barker was a contemporary English selenographer.

LPOD Articles


Sasserides A ("Barker"): THE MOON by H.P.Wilkins and P.Moore.