Sinus Gay-Lussac

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Sinus Gay-Lussac

(discontinued IAU name)

Lat: 15.1°N, Long: 21.5°W, Diam: 50 km, Height: km, Rükl: 20

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LO-IV-126 The large crater in the lower right is Gay-Lussac. Sinus Gay-Lussac extends northward from it into Mare Imbrium.


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This once-named protrusion of Mare Imbrium into the Carpathian Mountains to the north-west of Gay-Lussac is no longer part of the IAU Nomenclature. Secondary craters, presumably from nearby Copernicus, litter the area, including the tadpole-like one in the sinus.

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Printed as S. Gay-Lussac on the fourth quadrant (the northwest quadrant) of the greenish colored moonmap in A.J.M.Wanders's book Op ontdekking in het maanland (Het Spectrum, 1949).- DannyCaes Jan 13, 2013