Dove (crater)

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Dove (crater)
Coordinates 46°42′S 31°30′E / 46.7°S 31.5°E / -46.7; 31.5Coordinates: 46°42′S 31°30′E / 46.7°S 31.5°E / -46.7; 31.5
Diameter 30 km
Depth 1.6 km
Colongitude 329° at sunrise
Eponym Heinrich W. Dove

Dove is a small lunar crater that is located in the rugged lunar highlands in the southeastern part of the Moon. It lies to the north of the prominent crater Pitiscus.

This is a heavily worn and eroded crater with a rim that is overlaid by multiple small craters. In particular the satellite crater Dove C has broken into the southwestern rim and a gap joins the floor of the two formations. The southern rim has been struck by multiple small impacts that form a tight cluster across the rim. There are also several small craters along the northern rim. Dove does have a small interior floor that is relatively level and marked only by a few tiny craterlets.

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 Dove.

Dove Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 46.9° S 33.5° E 13 km
B 47.1° S 33.1° E 19 km
C 47.0° S 30.8° E 19 km
Z 44.5° S 29.2° E 8 km

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