C. Mayer (crater)

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C. Mayer
Lunar crater C. Mayer.png
Location of the crater C. Mayer
Coordinates63°12′N 17°18′E / 63.2°N 17.3°E / 63.2; 17.3Coordinates: 63°12′N 17°18′E / 63.2°N 17.3°E / 63.2; 17.3
Diameter38 km
Colongitude343° at sunrise
EponymChristian Mayer
View from Lunar Orbiter 4
Oblique view also from Lunar Orbiter 4

C. Mayer is a lunar impact crater that is located at the northern edge of the Mare Frigoris, due north of the prominent crater Aristoteles. Also to the south, but only a third as distant, is the smaller crater Sheepshanks. Due east of C. Mayer is the flooded crater Kane.

C. Mayer is a relatively young formation, with a sharp-edged and well-defined outer rim. The rim is not quite circular, and appears somewhat polygonal-shaped with outward bulges along the edge, most notably to the west. The inner walls have a terrace system and the interior is somewhat rough and irregular. The central peak lies just to the north of the midpoint, and extends in a northerly direction.

The lava-flooded formation C. Mayer D is attached to the southeastern rim of the crater, and a gap in the southeastern rim joins it to the Mare Frigoris. Thus the lunar mare extends up to the outer rampart of C. Mayer.

Crater C. Mayer

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 C. Mayer (See the C Mayer D crater that is very similar in shape to the map of Brazil). >> [(pt:C. Mayer D (Cratera) )]

C. Mayer Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 60.2° N 15.6° E 36 km
D 62.1° N 18.6° E 66 km
E 61.1° N 16.0° E 12 km
F 62.0° N 19.5° E 7 km
H 64.1° N 14.7° E 43 km


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