Deutsch (crater)

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Deutsch
Deutsch crater AS16-M-3008 ASU.jpg
Oblique Apollo 16 mapping camera image (facing northwest)
Coordinates24°06′N 110°30′E / 24.1°N 110.5°E / 24.1; 110.5Coordinates: 24°06′N 110°30′E / 24.1°N 110.5°E / 24.1; 110.5
Diameter50 km
DepthUnknown
Colongitude250° at sunrise
EponymArmin J. Deutsch
Oblique Apollo 14 Hasselblad camera image (facing east)

Deutsch is a lunar impact crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the southwest of the larger crater Seyfert. About one crater to the east-northeast is Polzunov.

Its name comes from Armin Joseph Deutsch, an American astronomer and science-fiction author.

This crater has a relatively low, eroded rim that is heavily damaged along the southeastern section. This portion is overlain by Deutsch F along the east and Deutsch L to the south, with an irregular region between these two formations. The interior floor of Deutsch is relatively level, but is marked by a number of small impacts.

A ray from Giordano Bruno to the north-northwest passes along the western edge of Deutsch.

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 Deutsch.

Deutsch Latitude Longitude Diameter
F 24.1° N 112.0° E 31 km
L 22.4° N 110.8° E 36 km

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