Van Vleck

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Van Vleck

(formerly Gilbert M)

Lat: 1.9°S, Long: 78.3°E, Diam: 34 km, Depth: 2.9 km, Rükl: 49

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LO-I-025M Van Vleck is in the lower right. To its northwest is 33-km Weierstrass.
LRO image.


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Description: Wikipedia

Van Vleck

Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 3.03 km

LRO altimetry 2.6 km deep, 34 km in diameter, with 375 m high central peak. (CAW)


John Monroe; American astronomer, mathematician (1833-1912).
  • This replacement name for a formerly lettered crater was provisionally introduced on LTO-81A2. It was approved in 1976 (IAU Transactions XVIB). - JimMosher
  • Printed as Van Vlek' on the revised and reprinted edition of the National Geographic Societys moonmap THE EARTH'S MOON (2014).

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The Van Vleck Observatory (named after John M. Van Vleck) is mentioned on page 766 of Burnham's Celestial Handbook (Volume 2). See: Trigonometric Parallax for the star Chi Cygni. - DannyCaes May 4, 2015