Lat: 23.4°N, Long: 58.8°W, Diam: 24 km, Depth: 2.19 km, Rükl: 18
- AS15-88-12003 is one of Apollo 15's most interesting orbital Hasselblads, because it shows not only Schiaparelli (a little above-left of centre); there's also Seleucus near the upper right corner, and Dorsa Burnet at the image's lower half. Looking south. This Hasselblad is perhaps the most "western" one of all orbital Apollo photographs.
- AS15-93-12633 is another one of Apollo 15's Hasselblads which shows both Schiaparelli and Seleucus.
- AS15-93-12638 shows Schiaparelli C and Schiaparelli E. Research: David Woods and Frank O'Brien (Apollo 15 Flight Journal).
- AS15-M-2615 is one of the oblique southward looking photographs of Schiaparelli, made by Apollo 15's Fairchild-Mapping/Metric camera. With its preceding photograph (AS15-M-2614) it's possible to create a stunning 3D-Stereo view of that crater!
- Additional research Apollo 15 photographs: Danny Caes
(IAU Directions) SCHIAPARELLI.--A conspicuous formation, about 16 miles in diameter, between Herodotus and the N.W. limb, with a border rising nearly 2,000 feet above the Mare, and about 1,000 more above the floor, on which Schmidt shows a central hill.
Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Westfall, 2000: 2.19 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 2.09 km
- Cherrington, 1969: 2.1 km
- Named for Giovanni Virginio Schiaparelli (March 14, 1835 – July 4, 1910), an Italian astronomer. He observed objects in the solar system, and after observing Mars he named the "seas" and "continents". Beginning in 1877 he also believed he had observed long straight features he called canali in Italian, meaning "channels" but mistranslated as "canals". Schiaparelli was the 1902 Bruce Medalist of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Extensive links to information about him can be found there.
- This crater was Catalog number 1811 in Mary Blagg's Collated List. The name Schiaparelli appears in Neison, 1876, where it is attributed to Birt. The feature had formerly been called Herodot C by Beer and Mädler and Herodotus C by Julius Schmidt.
- The name Schiaparelli was selected for the original IAU nomenclature of Named Lunar Formations.
APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 2: Regional views, Figure 31.
G. V. Schiaparelli in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)
- The list of articles about (and from) G. V. Schiaparelli which were printed in the book Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (W.R.Corliss, 1979) is a rather long one.
In the remarkable history of telescopic planet observing, the era of the so-called Canals of Mars was quite pronounced. G.V.Schiaparelli played a major role in it.
I shall try to create this list of articles within (perhaps) a couple of months...
- DannyCaes Mar 5, 2015