Brown (crater)

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Coordinates 46°24′S 17°54′W / 46.4°S 17.9°W / -46.4; -17.9Coordinates: 46°24′S 17°54′W / 46.4°S 17.9°W / -46.4; -17.9
Diameter 34 km
Depth 2.3 km
Colongitude 19° at sunrise
Eponym Ernest W. Brown

Brown is a lunar impact crater that is located in the southeast part of the Moon, to the southwest of the prominent ray crater Tycho. Northwest of Brown is the crater Wilhelm, and to the west is Montanari.

The rim of Brown is mis-shapen from a typical circular formation, most notably due to the intrusion of the satellite crater Brown E into the southeast of the formation. The northern rim is polygonal in shape, with a flattened northern rim. There is also a small gap in the western rim which protrudes to the west.

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 Brown.

Brown Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 48.1° S 17.4° W 16 km
B 44.7° S 16.1° W 12 km
C 47.6° S 17.0° W 13 km
D 46.0° S 16.1° W 20 km
E 46.8° S 17.6° W 22 km
F 46.9° S 18.3° W 6 km
G 45.5° S 16.8° W 5 km
K 46.6° S 15.6° W 16 km