Atwood (crater)

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Atwood
Atwood crater AS15-M-2396.jpg
Apollo 15 image
Coordinates5°48′S 57°42′E / 5.8°S 57.7°E / -5.8; 57.7Coordinates: 5°48′S 57°42′E / 5.8°S 57.7°E / -5.8; 57.7
Diameter29 km
DepthUnknown
Colongitude302° at sunrise
EponymGeorge Atwood
Oblique view of Bilharz (top), Atwood (lower left), and Naonobu (lower right), from Apollo 11

Atwood is a small lunar impact crater that is located on the Mare Fecunditatis, to the northwest of the prominent crater Langrenus. It forms a triple-crater formation with Naonobu attached to the north rim and Bilharz near the west rim.

Atwood lies near the edge of the outer ramparts of Langrenus, and the ejecta forms low ridges attached to the south rim of Atwood. Within the crater interior is a low central peak that joins a ridge line to the north rim of the crater.

Atwood was formerly designated Langrenus K, before being renamed by the IAU in 1976.[1]

External Links[edit]

  • LTO-80A3 Lunar Topographic Orthophotomap 80A3, Bilharz

References[edit]

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