Boscovich (crater)

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Boscovich crater 4097 h2.jpg
Coordinates 9°48′N 11°06′E / 9.8°N 11.1°E / 9.8; 11.1Coordinates: 9°48′N 11°06′E / 9.8°N 11.1°E / 9.8; 11.1
Diameter 46 km
Depth 1.8 km
Colongitude 349° at sunrise
Eponym Rudjer Bošković
Location of the lunar crater Bošković.

Boscovich is a lunar crater that has been almost completely eroded away by subsequent impacts. It is located to the west-northwest of the crater Julius Caesar, and to the south-southeast of the prominent Manilius. The crater floor has a low albedo, and the dark hue makes it relatively easy to recognize. The surface is crossed by the rille system designated Rimae Boscovich that extends for a diameter of 40 kilometres. The crater is named after Roger Joseph Boscovich.

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 Boscovich.

Boscovich Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 9.5° N 12.6° E 6 km
B 9.8° N 9.2° E 5 km
C 8.5° N 12.0° E 3 km
D 9.0° N 12.2° E 5 km
E 9.0° N 12.7° E 21 km
F 10.6° N 11.4° E 5 km
P 11.5° N 10.3° E 67 km