Behaim (crater)

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Behaim (crater)
Behaim crater moon.jpg
Behaim (upper left). NASA photo.
Coordinates 16°30′S 79°24′E / 16.5°S 79.4°E / -16.5; 79.4Coordinates: 16°30′S 79°24′E / 16.5°S 79.4°E / -16.5; 79.4
Diameter 55 km
Depth 2.1 km
Colongitude 282° at sunrise
Eponym Martin Behaim

Behaim is a lunar impact crater that is located near the eastern limb of the Moon, just to the south of the crater Ansgarius. To the south of Behaim is the crater Hecataeus, and to the east-southeast is Gibbs.

The inner walls along the rim of Behaim still displays traces of old, worn terraces. The rim has received a negligible amount of wear from subsequent bombardment, but does not form a circular shape due to an inward bulge along the northern wall. The crater has a notable central peak at the midpoint of the interior floor. A cleft-like feature crosses the southern rim and continues to the south.

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 Behaim.

Behaim Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 16.1° S 76.8° E 24 km
Ba 16.4° S 76.0° E 14 km
C 16.7° S 77.8° E 13 km
N 16.1° S 73.5° E 9 km
S 16.6° S 81.4° E 25 km
T 16.1° S 81.3° E 11 km

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