Büsching (crater)

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Büsching crater 4095 h2.jpg
Coordinates38°00′S 20°00′E / 38.0°S 20.0°E / -38.0; 20.0Coordinates: 38°00′S 20°00′E / 38.0°S 20.0°E / -38.0; 20.0
Diameter52 km
Depth1.7 km
Colongitude343° at sunrise
EponymAnton F. Büsching

Büsching is a lunar impact crater that is located in the crater-covered southern highlands of the Moon. It was named after German geographer Anton F. Büsching.[1] The similar-sized crater Buch is located adjacent to its southwestern rim, and further to the southwest lies Maurolycus.

Map showing Buch and Büsching

This crater has been eroded by a long history of subsequent impacts, so that the rim has been worn down and the edge rounded. Several small craterlets lie along the edge of the rim, and there is a tiny crater on the interior floor near the east-southeastern rim. The interior floor is somewhat irregular and lacks a central peak at the midpoint.

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 Büsching.

Büsching Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 38.3° S 20.4° E 6 km
B 39.0° S 22.8° E 17 km
C 37.2° S 19.6° E 7 km
D 38.6° S 22.0° E 33 km
E 36.6° S 18.4° E 15 km
F 39.0° S 21.0° E 6 km
G 39.5° S 21.6° E 8 km
H 37.4° S 21.1° E 5 km
J 39.5° S 22.2° E 7 km
K 37.9° S 18.7° E 5 km


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