Lat: 12.1°S, Long: 128.6°E, Diam: 51 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside), Eratosthenian
left: Lunar Orbiter I 136 h3 . right: LROC . SE rim of Shirakatsi collapsed into older crater Dobrovol'skiy
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- Shirakatsi without shadows was captured by Apollo 8, on frames AS08-12-2128 and 2129.
Research: David Woods and colleagues, of the Apollo 8 Flight Journal.
- Shirakatsi was also captured near the right margin of Apollo 17's orbital panoramic ITEK-camera frame AS17-P-2775, and right of centre of Fairchild-camera frame AS17-M-1581.
Research: Danny Caes
- Hi-Res scan of Lunar Orbiter 1's frame LO1-136-h3 (which shows the pair Shirakatsi and Dobrovol'skiy)(south up).
Anania Shirakatsi (610–685) was an Armenian scholar, mathematician, and geographer. His most famous works are Geography Guide, and Cosmography. His greatest claim to fame was the fact that the Earth was round, and that there was more to the heavens and world then the standard Aristotelian belief purported at the time.
APOLLO OVER THE MOON; A VIEW FROM ORBIT, Chapter 5: Craters (Part 4), Figure 148 (the larger one of the depicted craterpair is Shirakatsi).