Bayer (crater)

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Bayer
Bayer crater 4154 h3.jpg
Coordinates 51°36′S 35°00′W / 51.6°S 35.0°W / -51.6; -35.0Coordinates: 51°36′S 35°00′W / 51.6°S 35.0°W / -51.6; -35.0
Diameter 47 km
Depth 2.0 km
Colongitude 35° at sunrise
Eponym Johann Bayer

Bayer is a lunar impact crater located in the southwest section of the moon, to the east of the crater Schiller. The rim of Bayer is slightly worn by erosion, but remains well-defined. There is an inner terrace, but the outer wall is intruded upon by nearby impacts. The most significant of these is Schiller H, which forms a ridge attached to the northwest rim of Bayer. The floor of Bayer is relatively flat and lacks a central peak. There is a small, but notable crater on the floor near the western wall. This crater has a breach in its northern rim.

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 Bayer.

Bayer Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 51.3° S 30.3° W 18 km
B 48.8° S 28.2° W 18 km
C 49.7° S 31.2° W 22 km
D 47.9° S 29.8° W 20 km
E 51.7° S 32.3° W 29 km
F 53.0° S 31.6° W 20 km
G 51.7° S 35.3° W 7 km
H 53.5° S 32.5° W 27 km
J 52.5° S 33.6° W 18 km
K 50.2° S 34.0° W 16 km
L 47.5° S 33.6° W 14 km
M 50.6° S 31.0° W 10 km
N 48.3° S 29.2° W 9 km
P 51.6° S 29.5° W 4 km
R 52.5° S 35.5° W 9 km
S 52.3° S 36.4° W 13 km
T 49.2° S 30.1° W 8 km
U 48.4° S 31.3° W 10 km
V 47.5° S 31.6° W 9 km
W 48.0° S 33.5° W 9 km
X 53.4° S 33.6° W 8 km
Y 49.2° S 35.7° W 31 km
Z 49.0° S 33.4° W 7 km

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