C. Herschel (crater)

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C. Herschel (crater)
C. Herschel crater 4139 h1.jpg
Coordinates 34°30′N 31°12′W / 34.5°N 31.2°W / 34.5; -31.2Coordinates: 34°30′N 31°12′W / 34.5°N 31.2°W / 34.5; -31.2
Diameter 13.4 km
Depth 1.9 km
Colongitude 31° at sunrise
Eponym Caroline Herschel

C. Herschel is a small lunar crater that lies on the western part of Mare Imbrium. It is a circular, bowl-shaped formation that has not undergone significant erosion. The interior floor has the same low albedo as the surrounding lunar mare. To the south-southwest is the similar crater Heis. C. Herschel lies on a wrinkle ridge of the lunar mare named the Dorsum Heim. It is named after Caroline Herschel.

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 C. Herschel.

C. Herschel Latitude Longitude Diameter
C 37.2° N 32.5° W 7 km
E 34.2° N 34.7° W 5 km
U 36.2° N 31.5° W 3 km
V 36.4° N 33.5° W 4 km