Gerolamo Sersale

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Gerolamo Sersale (in Latin, Sirsalis) (1584–1654) was an Italian Jesuit astronomer and selenographer. His surname is from a noble Neapolitan family that originated in Sorrento. The town Sersale, a commune in the southern Italian province of Catanzaro, was founded in 1620. A Jesuit priest, Sersale drew a fairly precise map of a full moon in July 1650. After it was drawn, the map's existence was known to other astronomers only through being mentioned in Riccioli's Almagestum novum.

However, today it can be seen in the Naval Observatory of San Fernando in Cadiz, Spain.

The lunar crater Sirsalis is named after him.

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