Comrie (crater)

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Comrie
Comrie lunar crater 5015 h2.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image, facing west
Coordinates 23°18′S 112°42′W / 23.3°S 112.7°W / -23.3; -112.7Coordinates: 23°18′S 112°42′W / 23.3°S 112.7°W / -23.3; -112.7
Diameter 59 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 113° at sunrise
Eponym Leslie J. Comrie

Comrie is a lunar crater. It is located on the rugged far side of the Moon relative to the Earth, beyond the western limb. Nearby craters of note include Ohm to the south-southwest, Shternberg to the southwest, and Parenago to the northeast.

This feature forms the central member of a formation of three connected craters. A slightly smaller crater is attached to the northern end, and the two share a straight rim. This crater also lies across the northern part of a larger, heavily worn feature to the south, and little of Comrie's rim survives along its southern extent. The remaining rim is worn and eroded.

Within the crater interior, a small crater lies near the northwest rim, a smaller crater just to the southwest of the midpoint, and a still smaller crater along the surviving southwest rim. There is a low central ridge at the midpoint. The eastern half of the interior floor is somewhat irregular, but contains only a few tiny craterlets. Streaks from the ray system of Ohm lie across the interior of Comrie, particularly in the western half.

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 Comrie.

Comrie Latitude Longitude Diameter
K 22.1° N 112.3° W 73 km
T 23.1° N 115.3° W 43 km
V 24.6° N 115.9° W 29 km

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