Holden (lunar crater)

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Holden (lunar crater)
Holden crater 4184 h1.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 4 image
Coordinates 19°06′N 62°30′E / 19.1°N 62.5°E / 19.1; 62.5Coordinates: 19°06′N 62°30′E / 19.1°N 62.5°E / 19.1; 62.5
Diameter 47 km
Depth 4.0 km
Colongitude 298° at sunrise
Eponym Edward S. Holden
Oblique view from Apollo 15

Holden is a lunar crater attached to the southeast rim of the much larger crater Vendelinus. The crater rim is impacted by a craterlet on the north-northwest, and it possesses a terrace along the northeast interior wall. The floor of the crater is flat with no central peak. There is a small crater on the floor just to the south of the midpoint. It is named after Edward Singleton Holden.

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 Holden.

Holden Latitude Longitude Diameter
R 20.7° S 61.1° E 18 km
S 20.4° S 61.5° E 15 km
T 19.0° S 64.2° E 9 km
V 18.4° S 62.1° E 10 km
W 19.0° S 60.1° E 12 km

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