Dunthorne (crater)

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Dunthorne crater 4136 h3.jpg
Coordinates 30°06′S 31°36′W / 30.1°S 31.6°W / -30.1; -31.6Coordinates: 30°06′S 31°36′W / 30.1°S 31.6°W / -30.1; -31.6
Diameter 16 km
Depth 2.8 km
Colongitude 32° at sunrise
Eponym Richard Dunthorne

Dunthorne is a small lunar impact crater that is located to the northwest of the small lunar mare called Palus Epidemiarum, in the southwest part of the Moon's near side. It lies to the southwest of the crater Campanus, east of Vitello, and west of the small Marth. Due south is Ramsden.

This crater is roughly circular and bowl-shaped, with an interior that has a higher albedo than the surrounding terrain. It lies in a region that has a number of rille systems, with the Rimae Hippalus to the northwest, and the Rimae Ramsden to the south and east.

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 Dunthorne.

Dunthorne and its satellite craters
Dunthorne Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 28.8° S 32.6° W 6 km
B 31.4° S 31.6° W 7 km
C 29.4° S 32.5° W 7 km
D 30.0° S 34.0° W 6 km


  • Wood, Chuck (2007-08-22). "Little Peaks". Lunar Photo of the Day. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-08-22.