Earth-based telescopic image                                  Lunar Orbiter image
Larger version of above by Zerbe
Full-sized version of Lunar Orbiter image
At left is an Earth-based image by Craig Zerbe.  Schickard is the elongated crater in shadow at the upper left. At right is a fantastically detailed overhead Lunar Orbiter image showing Schickard in its full glory.  North is up. A large walled plain, Schickard is 134 miles in diameter, but with low walls averaging only 4,500 feet. The highest peaks rise 9,500 feet on the east and 8,380 feet on the south. The shaded interior has a triangular dark patch on the north-east, with remarkably sharp boundaries. There is another on the north and a third near the west wall.
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