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Schiller Crater, 





    
        

            Bruce Rohrlach

Schiller Crater

Technical card

Resolution: 2144x1599

Date:Sept. 28, 2018

Focal length: 7000

Seeing: 4

Transparency: 8

Locations: Boronia, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

Another lunar image (the one on the left) acquired last Friday evening from Melbourne, Australia.

The Schiller crater is an unusually elongate impact structure (179 x 71 km in dimension) near the southwest edge of the moon, surrounded by Roth, Weigel, Bayer and Noggerath and their respective smaller adjacent craters. Schiller formed either by the merging of two craters, or alternatively it is a single elongate crater formed from an oblique grazing impact. Schiller is 3900 metres deep on it's northwest side, such high-relief features are common on the lunar surface where there is no water-cycle to erode the surface.

Schiller is also the site of a dramatic close-up image by LROC (Lunar Reconnaissance Orbital Camera) that imaged a ~9m wide boulder and the track where it rolled down the side of one of the hills at the southeast end of Schiller, and while it looks recent, is potentially up to 50-100 million years old, likely dislodged by an adjacent impact, with it's track overprinted by several smaller craters.

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Schiller Crater, 





    
        

            Bruce Rohrlach