Lat: 27.5°S, Long: 37.0°E, Diam: 32 km, Depth: 3.37 km, Rükl: 58
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Was southern crater Weinek captured on one or more orbital photographs made during Project Apollo? Perhaps... (or... none?).
Something of Weinek is probably noticeable in the south-looking oblique Mapping/Metric Fairchild camera photographs of Apollo 16 (in the REV 26 frames, especially in frame AS16-M-0685, more precisely at the central part of the curved horizon).
Research Danny Caes
- Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
- Arthur, 1974: 3.37 km
- Westfall, 2000: 3.37 km
- Viscardy, 1985: 3.4 km
- From the shadows in LO-IV-072H, Weinek is up to 3200 m deep. - Jim Mosher
- Named for Ladislaus Weinek (February 13, 1848 - November 2, 1913), an Austro-Hungarian astronomer. In 1874 he joined a German expedition to the Kerguelen Islands to observe a transit of Venus across the face of the Sun. His results from the expedition were published in Nova Acta Leopoldina. Using images taken at the Lick Observatory and the Meudon Observatory, he produced the first atlas of the Moon that was based on photographs. Examples of lunar drawings made by Weinek can be viewed on the Astronomy Sketch of the Day.
- Name given by Fauth and used in Named Lunar Formations (Whitaker, p. 227).
About Weinek's (rather wrong) investigations and misinterpretations of the Lick Observatory's photographs of the moon:
- A.J.M.Wanders; Op Ontdekking in het Maanland (Het Spectrum, 1949).
- W.P.Sheehan and T.A.Dobbins; Epic Moon, a history of lunar exploration in the age of the telescope (Willmann-Bell, 2001).