Gregory (lunar crater)

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For other craters with this name, see Gregory crater (disambiguation).
Gregory (lunar crater)
Gregory crater AS16-M-0073.jpg
Apollo 16 Mapping Camera image
Coordinates 2°12′N 127°12′E / 2.2°N 127.2°E / 2.2; 127.2Coordinates: 2°12′N 127°12′E / 2.2°N 127.2°E / 2.2; 127.2
Diameter 67 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 234° at sunrise
Eponym James Gregory

Gregory is a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located to the southeast of the crater Ibn Firnas, and north-northeast of Bečvář. About one crater diameter to the north is the smaller Morozov.

This is a worn and eroded crater formation. The northern rim is degraded due to impacts. Attached to the exterior of the southwest is Gregory Q, a satellite crater about the same size as Gregory. Within the interior is the remains of a small crater rim along the northwestern inner wall.

To the east of Gregory and leading away to the southeast is a crater chain designated Catena Gregory.

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 Gregory.

Gregory Latitude Longitude Diameter
K 0.4° S 128.5° E 26 km
Q 0.6° N 125.7° E 68 km

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