|Lat: 19.23°N, Long: 116.84°W, Diam: 69.49 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)|
- Dept., of Lunar and Planetary Research, Moscow University, Russia (Note, the image is of shaded relief type, and in Russian).
- IAU page: Shternberg (Sternberg)
- Named for Pavel Karlovich Shternberg (1865-1920), a Russian astronomer. Shternberg was a prominent revolutionary, and Director of the Moscow Observatory at the time of the Bolshevik revolution. His main area of research involved gravimetry (in particular, studying motion of the Earth's poles), and photographic astrometry, where he was the first to use photography as a means for measuring binary stars.
Photo of Pavel Karlovich Shternberg. Credit Sternberg Astronomical Institute.
- Sternberg was among the long list of farside names approved by the IAU in 1970 and published in Menzel, 1971.
- The Sternberg Institute, an important center of lunar research affliated with the Observatory and with Moscow State University, is also named after Shternberg.
Kulikovskii, P. G. (1965). Pavel Karlovich Shternberg, 1865–1920. Moscow, 1965.
Perel’, Iu. G. (1951). Vydaiushchiesia Russkie Astronomy. Moscow-Leningrad, pp 141–175, 1951.