Bianchini (lunar crater)

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Bianchini (lunar crater)
Bianchini crater 4145 h2 4145 h3.jpg
Coordinates 48°42′N 34°18′W / 48.7°N 34.3°W / 48.7; -34.3Coordinates: 48°42′N 34°18′W / 48.7°N 34.3°W / 48.7; -34.3
Diameter 38 km
Depth 3.1 km
Colongitude 34° at sunrise
Eponym Francesco Bianchini

Bianchini is a lunar crater that lies besides the northern Jura Mountains that ring the Sinus Iridum, in the northwestern part of the Moon. The impact of this crater near the edge of the Jura Mountains pushed some material into the Sinus Iridum floor.

The rim of this crater is not significantly worn, although there is a small crater along the inner side of the eastern rim. Within the inner wall is a somewhat irregular floor and a small cluster of ridges at the midpoint. Portions of the inner wall have slumped toward the floor along the northern edges.

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 Bianchini.

Bianchini Latitude Longitude Diameter
D 47.6° N 35.8° W 7 km
G 46.7° N 32.7° W 4 km
H 48.0° N 32.7° W 7 km
M 48.4° N 30.6° W 4 km
N 48.5° N 31.0° W 5 km
W 48.5° N 33.7° W 9 km

References[edit]

  • Wood, Chuck (2006-08-20). "Out the Porthole". Lunar Photo of the Day. Retrieved 2006-08-10.