Angström (crater)

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Ångström crater AS15-M-2743.jpg
Apollo 15 image
Coordinates 29°54′N 41°36′W / 29.9°N 41.6°W / 29.9; -41.6Coordinates: 29°54′N 41°36′W / 29.9°N 41.6°W / 29.9; -41.6
Diameter 9.8 km
Depth 2.0 km
Colongitude 42° at sunrise
Eponym Anders J. Ångström
Oblique view from Apollo 15. NASA photo.

Ångström is a small lunar impact crater located on the border between Oceanus Procellarum to the west and Mare Imbrium to the east. To the south is a formation of mountains rising out of the mare named the Montes Harbinger. To the east are some wrinkle ridges named the Dorsum Bucher and Dorsa Argand. This crater is bowl-shaped, with a circular rim and inner walls that slope down to the small central floor. It has a higher albedo than the surrounding maria.

Ångström crater is named after Anders Jonas Ångström, a Swedish physicist and one of the founders of the science of spectroscopy.

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 Ångström.

Ångström Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 30.9° N 41.1° W 6 km
B 31.7° N 44.1° W 6 km


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