• Don SpainEmail author
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Vendelinus (90 miles) is a large crater that has suffered from impacts that formed two craters on its northeast and northwest rim. Its low walls are greatly eroded. I doubt if most areas of the rim rises more than 1½ miles above the floor. The floor is flat and many small, and not so small craters, are scattered about the larger ones in the south. There are a couple of small hills on the floor near the southwestern rim that are easy in my 4 inch refractor. While not as grand as many of the formations of this size, Vendelinus is still a fine object to explore.

Lame (50 miles) is a fine crater. Its western rim reaches about 2 miles above the floor. The eastern rim is heavily damaged by other craters and there is a central peak that I estimate to be ½ mile or less in height.

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  1. 1.Louisville Astronomical SocietyLouisvilleUSA

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