Boguslawsky (crater)

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Boguslawsky crater 4082 h2.jpg
Lunar Orbiter 4 image with north at top
Coordinates72°54′S 43°12′E / 72.9°S 43.2°E / -72.9; 43.2Coordinates: 72°54′S 43°12′E / 72.9°S 43.2°E / -72.9; 43.2
Diameter97 km
Depth3.4 km
Colongitude317° at sunrise
EponymPalon von Boguslawsky

Boguslawsky is a lunar impact crater that is located near the southern lunar limb. It lies to the northwest of the slightly larger crater Demonax, and southwest of the concentric crater Boussingault. Due to its location, this crater appears very oblong in shape because of foreshortening.

The floor of this crater is flooded and relatively featureless. The rim is somewhat worn and relatively low above the surrounding surface. The crater Boguslawsky D lies across the eastern rim.

The crater has been proposed as the landing site for future Luna-25 lunar lander.[1]

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 Boguslawsky.

Boguslawsky Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 74.4° S 44.3° E 6 km
B 73.9° S 61.0° E 63 km
C 70.9° S 27.7° E 36 km
D 72.8° S 47.3° E 24 km
E 74.2° S 53.6° E 14 km
F 75.3° S 52.5° E 30 km
G 71.5° S 34.5° E 21 km
H 72.8° S 29.1° E 19 km
J 72.2° S 28.9° E 36 km
K 73.5° S 50.9° E 46 km
L 70.6° S 36.6° E 22 km
M 70.6° S 35.2° E 9 km
N 74.0° S 33.3° E 28 km


  1. ^ "Geology of the Lunar Glob landing sites in Boguslawsky crater, Moon" (PDF).