Andersson (crater)

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Andersson crater WAC.jpg
LRO WAC image
Coordinates 49°42′S 95°18′W / 49.7°S 95.3°W / -49.7; -95.3Coordinates: 49°42′S 95°18′W / 49.7°S 95.3°W / -49.7; -95.3
Diameter 13 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 96° at sunrise
Eponym Leif E. Andersson

Andersson is a lunar impact crater that lies in the southern hemisphere on the far side of the Moon. It is located just beyond the southwestern limb of the visible Moon in a location that can be viewed from the side during a favorable libration. The nearest crater of note is Guthnick to the north-northeast.

Andersson is bowl-shaped, with a small central floor and no significant erosion of the rim. It lies along a low ridge in the surface that runs to the north.

This crater lies near the center of the Mendel-Rydberg Basin, a 630 km wide impact basin of Nectarian age.