Moretus (moon crater)
|position||70.63 ° S , 6.04 ° W|
|Card sheet||137 (PDF)|
|Named after||Théodore Moret (1602–1667)|
|Unless otherwise stated, the information comes from the entry in the IAU / USGS database|
The lunar crater Moretus is a large ring mountain near the south pole of the Earth's moon with a diameter of 111 to 120 km.
It represents the most clearly visible ring structure in the southern highlands, but is only visible from the earth at a flat angle (depending on the libration under 13-26 °). The inner edge of the crater wall is strongly structured and has several terraces , as is the central mountain , which rises around 2100 meters above the crater floor. The terraces and the structure of the central mountain can already be seen with an eight-inch telescope. The mountainous region behind this region, which is only visible at the very edge of the earth, and behind the neighboring Manzinus crater is also called Leibniz Mountains , the heights of which are always in the sunlight (" Mountains of Eternal Light ").
|A.||70.42 ° S , 13.98 ° W||35 km|||
|C.||72.6 ° S , 11.79 ° W||16 km|||
Web links and literature
- Moretus in the Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature of the IAU (WGPSN) / USGS
- Skytrip.de, Moretus moon crater (with 4 detailed images)
- Antonín Rükl : Moon, Mars, Venus. Pocket atlas of the closest celestial bodies. Artia, Prague 1977, map No. 74 (also: Dausien, Hanau 1978, ISBN 3-7684-2795-1 ).
- Josef Sadil: Focus on the moon. Urania-Verlag, Leipzig / Jena / Berlin 1962.
- Spektrum.de : amateur photo of Moretus and surroundings