Watt (crater)

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Watt (crater)
Coordinates 49°30′S 48°36′E / 49.5°S 48.6°E / -49.5; 48.6Coordinates: 49°30′S 48°36′E / 49.5°S 48.6°E / -49.5; 48.6
Diameter 66 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 313° at sunrise
Eponym James Watt

Watt is a lunar crater that is located in the southeastern part of the Moon. The northwestern third of the crater rim has been completely overlain by the same-sized Steinheil, leaving much of the interior floor covered with the outer rampart of ejecta from the latter formation. The remainder of the rim of Watt is somewhat jagged in appearance, with an inward bulge along the southeast rim and a pair of small outward projections to the northeast. The rim is otherwise relatively sharply defined, with only a minor amount of wear.

Nearby craters of note include Biela to the south-southeast, Rosenberger to the southwest, and the walled plain Janssen to the northwest past Steinheil. This crater should not be confused with the small Watts located to the north, just past the lunar equator.

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 Watt.

Watt Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 50.3° S 46.4° E 10 km
B 50.1° S 48.0° E 6 km
C 50.0° S 51.5° E 24 km
D 50.3° S 55.2° E 32 km
E 49.7° S 55.3° E 10 km
F 50.5° S 54.3° E 16 km
G 50.9° S 58.7° E 13 km
H 51.2° S 57.2° E 16 km
J 51.6° S 58.3° E 18 km
K 51.4° S 55.9° E 8 km
L 52.6° S 57.6° E 32 km
M 53.1° S 59.9° E 42 km
N 53.6° S 58.7° E 11 km
R 51.0° S 47.5° E 12 km
S 52.2° S 47.8° E 6 km
T 51.6° S 51.0° E 4 km
U 52.0° S 51.7° E 5 km
W 51.1° S 51.9° E 7 km

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