Anděl (crater)

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Andel crater 4096 h2.jpg
Coordinates10°24′S 12°24′E / 10.4°S 12.4°E / -10.4; 12.4Coordinates: 10°24′S 12°24′E / 10.4°S 12.4°E / -10.4; 12.4
Diameter35 km
Depth1.3 km
Colongitude348° at sunrise
EponymKarel Anděl
Apollo 16 image
Anděl and several satellite craters (Clementine image)

Anděl is a lunar impact crater that lies in the rugged central highlands of the Moon. It was named after the Czechoslovakian astronomer Karel Anděl.[1] Nearby craters of note include Abulfeda to the south-southeast and Descartes to the east-southeast. About 85 kilometres to the east-northeast of the outer rim is the landing site of the Apollo 16 mission.

The eroded outer rim of Anděl has been worn and distorted into a polygonal shape, and is nearly non-existent to the south where Anděl G intersects the perimeter. The interior floor is nearly flat, with some irregularities to the southeast. There is a tiny craterlet located just to the southeast of the midpoint, but no central peak of any significance.

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 Anděl.

Anděl Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 10.8° S 11.3° E 14 km
C 9.0° S 11.2° E 3 km
D 10.8° S 11.7° E 6 km
E 12.0° S 12.2° E 6 km
F 8.3° S 11.1° E 9 km
G 11.0° S 12.4° E 4 km
H 6.7° S 11.3° E 6 km
J 7.5° S 11.4° E 6 km
K 5.8° S 11.6° E 4 km
M 9.7° S 11.1° E 27 km
N 10.2° S 11.4° E 8 km
P 11.6° S 12.3° E 19 km
S 11.4° S 12.7° E 4 km
T 11.2° S 13.3° E 4 km
W 12.4° S 12.3° E 12 km


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