Azophi (crater)

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Azophi (crater)
Abenezra-azophi-craters 4096 h1.jpg
Lunar Orbiter 4 image of Azophi crater (lower right) and Abenezra crater (upper left)
Coordinates 22°06′S 12°42′E / 22.1°S 12.7°E / -22.1; 12.7Coordinates: 22°06′S 12°42′E / 22.1°S 12.7°E / -22.1; 12.7
Diameter 47 km
Depth 3.7 km
Colongitude 348° at sunrise
Eponym Al Sufi
Oblique photo of Abenezra (right) and Azophi (left) from Apollo 14

Azophi is a lunar impact crater that lies in the rugged south-central highlands of the Moon. The northwest rim is attached to the slightly smaller crater Abenezra. To the east-southeast is the large and irregular Sacrobosco.

The wide outer rim of Azophi has a somewhat polygonal shape with rounded corners. The edge is relatively sharp and cleft-like. The rim is not significantly worn or impacted by smaller craters, with the exception of Azophi C which lies on the inner northeast wall. The interior floor lacks a central peak and is only marked by a few tiny craterlets. It is named after the 10th century Persian astronomer Abd Al-Rahman Al Sufi.

Satellite craters[edit]

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Azophi.

Azophi Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 24.4° S 11.2° E 29 km
B 23.6° S 10.6° E 19 km
C 21.8° S 13.1° E 5 km
D 24.3° S 13.4° E 9 km
E 23.5° S 13.8° E 5 km
F 22.2° S 13.9° E 6 km
G 23.9° S 12.3° E 53 km
H 25.5° S 11.8° E 21 km
J 21.2° S 13.1° E 8 km

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