Beethoven Crater on Mercury - Bonn - NRW - Germany
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member CADS11
N 50° 42.666 E 007° 08.450
32U E 368739 N 5619347
Quick Description: Beethoven Crater on the Mercury and Beethoven Asteroid
Location: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Date Posted: 10/31/2016 9:20:01 AM
Waymark Code: WMTC6Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team
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Long Description:
1815 Beethoven, provisional designation 1932 CE1, is a main-belt asteroid discovered on January 27, 1932, by Karl Reinmuth at Heidelberg Observatory. It measures about 30 kilometers in diameter and belongs to the relatively rare group of F-type asteroids.

The light curve of this minor planet has a period of 54 ± 1 hours.[3]

It is named after German composer Ludwig van Beethoven (1770–1827).
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Beethoven is a crater at latitude 20°S, longitude 124°W on Mercury. It is 643 km in diameter and was named after Ludwig van Beethoven. It is the eleventh largest named impact crater in the Solar System and the third largest on Mercury.

Unlike many basins of similar size on the Moon, Beethoven is not multi-ringed. Remnant ejecta blankets around parts of the Beethoven are subdued in appearance and their margins poorly defined in places. The crater wall (rim) of Beethoven is buried by its ejecta blanket and by plains materials and is barely visible.[2] The floor of the basin is covered with intermediate smooth plains material, which has the same reflectance as the exterior intermediate terrain. However, there is no wrinkle ridges or graben inside the basin like those in Caloris.

Spudis and Prosser have suggested that Beethoven may possibly be late c3 in age or as old as early c2, which means that it is older than the Caloris Basin. The depth of Beethoven is estimated to be 2.5 ± 0.7 km from the stereo derived digital elevation models based on Mariner 10 images of the planet. This is significantly less than the depth of lunar basins of the similar size indicating that Beethoven probably has relaxed from its post impact shape. There is also a broad topographic rise in the north–west margin of Beethoven.
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Ludwig van Beethoven (baptised 17 December 1770 – 26 March 1827) was a German composer and pianist. A crucial figure in the transition between the Classical and Romantic eras in Western art music, he remains one of the most famous and influential of all composers. His best-known compositions include 9 symphonies, 5 piano concertos, 1 violin concerto, 32 piano sonatas, 16 string quartets, his great Mass the Missa solemnis, and one opera, Fidelio.

Born in Bonn, then the capital of the Electorate of Cologne and part of the Holy Roman Empire, Beethoven displayed his musical talents at an early age and was taught by his father Johann van Beethoven and by composer and conductor Christian Gottlob Neefe. At the age of 21 he moved to Vienna, where he began studying composition with Joseph Haydn, and gained a reputation as a virtuoso pianist. He lived in Vienna until his death. By his late 20s his hearing began to deteriorate, and by the last decade of his life he was almost totally deaf. In 1811 he gave up conducting and performing in public but continued to compose; many of his most admired works come from these last 15 years of his life.
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