Beketov (crater)

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Beketov crater AS15-P-9866.jpg
Oblique Apollo 15 panoramic camera image
Coordinates 16°18′N 29°12′E / 16.3°N 29.2°E / 16.3; 29.2Coordinates: 16°18′N 29°12′E / 16.3°N 29.2°E / 16.3; 29.2
Diameter 8.4 km
Depth 1.0 km
Colongitude 331° at sunrise
Eponym Nikolay N. Beketov

Beketov is a small lunar impact crater that lies in the northern reaches of the Mare Tranquillitatis and is named after Nikolay Beketov. To the south is the ghost crater Jansen R. Northeast of Beketov, along the edge of the mare, is the crater Vitruvius located about 53 km. Beketov was previously designated Jansen C before being named by the IAU. The flooded crater Jansen itself lies nearly 70 km to the south. Other nearby large craters are Dawes located about 75 km west and Fabbroni to the north.

The diameter is 8.4 km and being about 1,000 meters deep. Also, the area is more than 50 km² and its perimeter is about 25 km.

Other nearby geographical features include Dorsa Barlow to the southeast and Rima Jansen to the south.


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