Fracastorius
                            Earth-based telescopic image                     Cropped Lunar Orbiter image
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Larger version of above by Legault
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Full sized  version of Lunar Orbiter image
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Brief
The dark surface of Mare Nectaris and the flooded walled plain Fracastorius make up the northern half of Section 58. Fracastorius is 124 km wide and its northern wall is missing, its floor continuing into Mare Nectaris. Fracastorius is in the center of the left photo and top right of the right photo, the latter a cropped Lunar Orbiter image.  The 12 km crater to the NE in the smooth mare is Rosse. Be sure and view both enlarged versions of Fracastorius.
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Other Lunar Orbiter images
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