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Lat: 69.2°S, Long: 42.4°W, Diam: 69 km, Depth: 4.43 km, Rükl 72

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Description: Elger

(IAU Directions) WILSON.--The most southerly of the chain of five massive ring-plains, extending in an almost unbroken line from Segner and differing only very slightly in size. It is about 40 miles in diameter, and has a somewhat irregular border, both as regards shape and height, rising at one peak on the S.E. to nearly 14,000 feet above a level interior, which apparently contains no conspicuous features.

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Additional Information

Depth data from Kurt Fisher database
  • Westfall, 2000: 4.43 km
  • Viscardy, 1985: 3.4 km
  • Cherrington, 1969: 3.81 km


  • Alexander Wilson (1714-1786), Scottish surgeon, type-founder, astronomer, mathematician, and meteorologist.
  • Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (February 14, 1869 - November 15, 1959) was a Scottish physicist. He became particularly interested in meteorology, and in 1893 he began to study clouds and their properties. He worked for some time at the observatory on Ben Nevis, where he made observations of cloud formation. He then tried to reproduce this effect on a smaller scale in the laboratory in Cambridge, expanding humid air within a sealed container. He later experimented with the creation of cloud trails in his chamber caused by ions and radiation. For the invention of the cloud chamber he received the Nobel Prize in 1927.
  • Ralph Elmer Wilson (1886-1960), American astronomer.
  • Perhaps it might be interesting to include Fiammetta Wilson, see page Alice Grace Cook. - DannyCaes Apr 20, 2014

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Four in a Row


Many Wilsons in the Sourcebook Project (William R. Corliss)

- In Mysterious Universe, a handbook of astronomical anomalies (1979) :
  • Page 50: Robert Wilson, in: Planetary Spots passing over the Sun (William F. Denning, Astronomical Register, 1871).
  • Page 332: A. T. Wilson, in: Meteorites and Planetary Organic Matter (Michael H. Briggs, Observatory, 1962).
  • Page 373: H. C. Wilson, author of: Mars and his Canals (Sidereal Messenger, 1889).
  • Page 411: L. J. Wilson, in: Brilliant White Spots on Mars (Nature, 1912).
  • Page 414: Latimer J. Wilson, author of: Apparent Flashes seen on Mars (Popular Astronomy, 1937). Note: This is probably L.J.Wilson of page 411.
  • Page 603: C. T. R. Wilson, in: Lightning, Solar Flares, and Radio Galaxies (C.E.R.Bruce, Nature, 1966). Note: This could be Charles Thomson Rees Wilson (mentioned in the section Nomenclature above).
  • Page 613: Wilson, in: Was there Really a Big Bang? (G.Burbidge, Nature, 1971).
  • Page 630: Wilson, in: Freak Result Verified (Nature, 1969).
  • Page 631: Wilson, in: How Hot is the Universe? (Nature, 1970).
  • Page 693: O. C. Wilson, in: The Velocity of Light (Raymond T. Birge, Nature, 1934).