Brackett (crater)

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Normal Brackett AS17-M-0599 LTVT.jpg
Apollo 17 image
Coordinates 17°54′S 23°36′E / 17.9°S 23.6°E / -17.9; 23.6Coordinates: 17°54′S 23°36′E / 17.9°S 23.6°E / -17.9; 23.6
Diameter 9 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 337° at sunrise
Eponym Frederick S. Brackett
Color image of southern Mare Serenitatis with Brackett right of center

Brackett is a small lunar impact crater that lies near the southeast edge of Mare Serenitatis, the crater is named after Frederick Sumner Brackett. The crater has been covered by lava flow, leaving only a ring-shaped trace in the surrounding lunar mare. This crater is best observed under oblique illumination, as it is otherwise difficult to find. The southern rim is almost contacting a rille system named the Rimae Plinius, its crater is further south. Also Dawes, another prominent crater is about 70 km east. About 15 km west is the ridge known as Dorsum Nicol.

In the media[edit]

The crater was featured in the photo of the album, Apollo: Atmospheres and Soundtracks (1983), the north on the photo is faced to the right.[1]



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