Oersted (crater)

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Oersted (crater)
Coordinates 43°06′N 47°12′E / 43.1°N 47.2°E / 43.1; 47.2Coordinates: 43°06′N 47°12′E / 43.1°N 47.2°E / 43.1; 47.2
Diameter 42 km
Depth None
Colongitude 42° at sunrise
Eponym Hans C. Ørsted

Oersted is a lunar crater that has been flooded by lava, leaving only a crescent-shaped rim with a gap to the southwest. The rim climbs to a maximum height of 1.7 km. This feature lies to the southeast of the crater Atlas, and southwest of Chevallier. To the south-southwest is Cepheus.

The northern rim of Oersted is overlain by a broken, lava-flooded craterlet. Just to the south is a younger, still-intact crater named Oersted A that was formed after Oersted was flooded. To the northwest, the flooded crater Oersted P is attached to the northwest arm of the outer rim.

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 Oersted.

Oersted Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 43.4° N 47.2° E 7 km
P 43.6° N 46.0° E 21 km
U 42.4° N 44.6° E 5 km

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