Acosta (crater)

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Acosta crater AS15-M-2254.jpg
Apollo 15 mapping camera image
Coordinates 5°36′S 60°06′E / 5.6°S 60.1°E / -5.6; 60.1Coordinates: 5°36′S 60°06′E / 5.6°S 60.1°E / -5.6; 60.1
Diameter 13 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 300° at sunrise
Eponym Cristóvão da Costa

Acosta is a small lunar impact crater located just to the north of the prominent crater Langrenus, near the east edge of Mare Fecunditatis. To the west are the trio of Atwood, Naonobu, and Bilharz. Acosta is named after the Portuguese naturalist Cristóvão da Costa.[1]

The crater is circular and bowl-shaped, with a small interior floor at the midpoint of the sloping inner walls. This crater was designated Langrenus C prior to being renamed by the IAU.


  1. ^ Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN) Acosta