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Lat: 5.08°N, Long: 116.98°E, Diam: 23.68 km, Depth: 2.51 km, Rükl: (farside)

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external image Viviani_LOI_136_m.jpg

Left: LROC WAC image (No. M119089211ME). Calibrated by LROC_WAC_Previewer.
Right: LO I 136M - Crater closest to the center of the image


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- Although Viviani is not mentioned in the LPI's search-list for orbital Apollo photographs, this crater WAS captured on several of Apollo 16's Fairchild-metric/mapping frames!
- AS16-M-2382 shows Viviani a little bit above and to the right of the frame's centre, with nearby Katchalsky northeast of it (touching the frame's right margin).
- Panoramic ITEK-camera frames AS16-P-5010 and 5015 show the western slopes of Viviani. Frames AS16-P-5008 and 5013 show the central part of Viviani. Frame AS16-P-5006 shows only a tiny part of Viviani's eastern slopes.
Research Apollo 16 photography: Danny Caes


(LAC zone 65D2) LTO map




Additional Information

  • IAU page: Viviani
  • Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
    • Pike, 1976: 2.51 km
  • Swirlfield nearby (in the centre of the flat triangle Viviani, Katchalsky, and Firsov).- DannyCaes Feb 2, 2010


Vincenzo Viviani (April 5, 1622 – September 22, 1703) was an Italian mathematician and scientist. He was a pupil of Torricelli and a disciple of Galileo. In 1639, at the age of 17, he was an assistant of Galileo Galilei in Arcetri. He remained a disciple until Galileo's death in 1642. From 1655 to 1656, Viviani edited the first edition of Galileo's collected works.

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