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Schomberger / Schoenberger

Lat: 76.7°S, Long: 24.9°E, Diam: 85 km, Depth: 5.76 km, Rükl: 74

external image normal_Schomberger_LO-IV-094H_LTVT.JPG


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- Although it is not mentioned in the LPI's search-list of orbital Apollo photographs, the crater called Schomberger WAS photographed during the mission of Apollo 15. It was captured a little bit above the centre of frame AS15-95-12988.
- Research: Danny Caes.


(LAC zone 138D3) USGS Digital Atlas PDF


Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) SCHOMBERGER.--A large walled-plain adjoining Simpelius on the S.E. Too near the limb for satisfactory observation.

Description: Wikipedia


Additional Information

  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Westfall, 2000: 5.76 km
    • Cherrington, 1969: 3.41 km
  • Satellite crater Schomberger A (at bottom of image above) is radar bright at 70 cm.
  • As measured by LTVT, the shadows in LO-IV-094H correspond to height differences of up to 5,440 m (in the NE). - Jim Mosher
  • Satellite crater Schomberger A is on the ALPO list of bright ray craters and is mapped as Copernican by the USGS..
  • Satellite crater Schomberger A is on the ALPO list of banded craters
  • Schomberger A seems to be a steep-walled crater, according to LPOD Van Gogh Moon.
  • A giant boulder (or something which seems to be, or looks like, a giant boulder) with diameter of more than 300 meters is located between Schomberger and Schomberger A, at LON: 25.15, LAT: -78.12. See the Orthographic (South Pole) Map of the LRO's online ACT-REACT Quick Map. - DannyCaes Jul 16, 2011


- Georg Schomberger (1596 or 1597 - 1645) was an Austrian astronomer and mathematician.
- Sometimes mentioned as Schoenberger, such as in Charles J. Byrne's The Far Side of the Moon; a Photographic Guide (Springer, 2008).
- Bowl-shaped high albedo crater Schomberger G (which is the southern one of the distinct pair Simpelius J and Schomberger G) is called "Simpelius G" on LAC 137 (page 275) of the Clementine Atlas. - DannyCaes Oct 12, 2012

LPOD Articles

Mountains Near the South Pole Beyond the Polar Explorers Van Gogh Moon (steep-walled crater Schomberger A)