Stebbins (crater)

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Stebbins (crater)
Coordinates 64°48′N 141°48′W / 64.8°N 141.8°W / 64.8; -141.8Coordinates: 64°48′N 141°48′W / 64.8°N 141.8°W / 64.8; -141.8
Diameter 131 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 142° at sunrise
Eponym Joel Stebbins

Stebbins is a large lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It is located along the north-northeastern rim of the even larger crater Birkhoff, with about one-third of Stebbins laid across the interior of Birkhoff. To the north of Stebbins is the smaller Hippocrates, and to the west is Sommerfeld.

This is a worn and eroded crater with smaller impacts along the rim edge and the interior. The most notable of these is a small crater across the northwestern rim. The interior floor is relatively flat, with a central ridge offset to the northeast of the midpoint. To the southeast of this ridge is a small craterlet, and to the southwest is a small hill and the outer rim of a partly submerged craterlet.

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 Stebbins.

Stebbins Latitude Longitude Diameter
C 67.7° N 133.6° W 39 km
U 65.4° N 147.6° W 44 km

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