Bilharz (crater)

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Bilharz
Bilharz (LRO).png
Coordinates 5°50′S 56°20′E / 5.83°S 56.34°E / -5.83; 56.34Coordinates: 5°50′S 56°20′E / 5.83°S 56.34°E / -5.83; 56.34
Diameter 44 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 304° at sunrise
Eponym Theodore M. Bilharz
Oblique view of Bilharz (top), Atwood (lower left), and Naonobu (lower right), from Apollo 11

Bilharz is a lunar impact crater that lies in the eastern part of the Mare Fecunditatis. It is the largest member of a close triple-crater formation with Atwood to the east and Naonobu to the northeast. To the southeast is the prominent crater Langrenus.

The interior of this crater has been resurfaced by basaltic lava, leaving the floor flat, shallow, and nearly featureless. There is no central peak at the midpoint, and little to mark the interior except for a few tiny craterlets. The outer rim remains circular and only slightly worn.

Prior to being named by the IAU in 1976, this crater was identified as Langrenus F.[1]

External Links[edit]

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

References[edit]

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