Lat: 56.0°S, Long: 45.0°W, Diam: 335 km, Depth: km, Rükl: 70, 71
(description of terms and most numeric basin data from Wood, C.A. (2004) Impact Basin Database)
|Certainty of Existence
||Wilhelms Age Group
||175, 335 km
||Yes, 14 mG gravity anomaly|
I must thank Antoine van der Jeugt, the Flemish connoisseur of telescopic observations of the moon and Mars, and who made me aware of the existence of the Schiller Annular Plain (aka Schiller-Zucchius Basin). - DannyCaes Jan 21, 2017
- Basins filled with maria are unofficially named for the mare, and basins that were previously recognized as craters still bear the crater name. Basins located between craters have the names of the two opposite craters with a hyphen in between, in this case Schiller and Zucchius.
- As described in Hartmann and Kuiper (1962), this feature was originally referred to in the literature as "basin near Schiller".
- The BAA's John Rogers suggested the unofficial name Schiller Annular Plain in 1976.
- The much more widely used unofficial name Schiller-Zucchius Basin appears to have been introduced by Wilhelms, Howard and Wilshire (1979).
- 19th century British observers regarded some of the ridges in the Schiller-Zucchius Basin (specifically those between Segner and Zucchius) as comprising a distinct "walled plain" for which Birt suggested the name Rosse (now used for a completely different feature).
L59: Badly degraded overlooked basin.
- Hartmann. W. K., and Kuiper, G. P., 1962, Concentric structures surrounding lunar basins. University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory Communications, v. 1, no. 12, p. 51–66.
- Rogers, J. H. 1976. The largest crater on the face of the moon. British Astronomical Association, Journal, vol. 86, Oct. 1976, p. 471-474.
- Wilhelms, D. E., Howard, K. A. and Wilshire, H. G. 1979. Geologic Map of the South Side of the Moon. U.S. Geological Survey map I-1162.