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Lat: 51.98°N, Long: 112.44°E, Diam: 42.18 km, Depth: km, Rükl: (farside)

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LROC image WAC No. M130911912ME.
Quite difficult to see, Swann is located just southwest of the two small craters seen at top of image (see 'Lettered Craters' below).


LPOD Photo Gallery Lunar Orbiter Images

  • Because Swann (read: the more-or-less crater shaped region officially known as Swann) is located near Compton (southeast of Compton), all Lunar Orbiter frames of Swann are online at Compton.
  • A couple of good eyes could detect the rather featureless crater Swann on Apollo 16's color-Hasselblad AS16-121-19445. Swann's location is southeast of Compton (the prominent crater with central peak, which is noticeable a little bit to the right of the frame's centre).
  • Research Lunar Orbiter and Apollo 16 photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 16D3) USGS Digital Atlas PDF




Additional Information


William Francis Gray; Anglo-American physicist (1884-1962).

Swann (the Swann range) was once an unofficial name for a series of hills in the Montes Apenninus (related to the landingsite of Apollo 15's LM Falcon on "The Plain" between Mons Hadley and Hadley Delta). - DannyCaes Jan 18, 2008

Lettered craters

Graphic LAC No. 16. Excerpt from the USGS Digital Atlas of the Moon.

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