Artem'ev (crater)

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Artem'ev
Artem'ev crater LRO WAC.jpg
LRO WAC mosaic
Coordinates 10°48′N 144°24′W / 10.8°N 144.4°W / 10.8; -144.4Coordinates: 10°48′N 144°24′W / 10.8°N 144.4°W / 10.8; -144.4
Diameter 67 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 146° at sunrise
Eponym Vladimir A. Artemyev
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image

Artem'ev is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon. The rim of this crater has been modified by subsequent impacts in the vicinity, with an inward bulge along the southwest edge and a worn impact lying across the north rim. The satellite crater Artem'ev G is partly overlain by the southeast rim of Artem'ev. The crater interior is relatively flat, and marked only by tiny craterlets.

The crater Tsander lies to the southwest of Artem'ev. Further to the southeast is the huge walled basin Hertzprung.

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 Artem'ev.

Artem'ev Latitude Longitude Diameter
G 10.3° N 142.8° W 60 km
L 8.3° N 143.3° W 30 km

References[edit]

"Craters", at Lunar Prospector website

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