J. Herschel Crater

Observation Notes:

For this 2nd lunar sketch, I ran across this huge crater, J. Herschel, that seemed to straddle a ridge on the northwestern limb of the moon. The apparent ridge on the north edge of the crater, was actually a series of adjacent craters hidden in shadow called J. Herschel D, Anaximander, and Carpenter. The two nested crater on the south edge of the crater are Horrebow and Horrebow A. The floor of J. Herschel was pretty rough and showed a number of ridges and smaller craters.


Other than the fact that J. Herschel is 165 km wide, I couldn't find much written about it at this point. Bummer.

SubjectJ. Herschel Crater
ClassificationLunar Crater
PositionNorthwestern Limb
Size*dia. 165 km
Date/Time10/24/04 - 10:30 PM
Observing Loc.Flagstaff, AZ - Home
InstrumentOrion SVP 6LT Reflector (150 mm dia./1200 mm F/L)
Eyepieces/Mag.10 mm + 2X Barlow (240X)

* Based on published data.

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