Esclangon (crater)

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Esclangon crater AS17-M-0299.jpg
Apollo 17 Mapping Camera image
Coordinates 21°30′N 42°06′E / 21.5°N 42.1°E / 21.5; 42.1Coordinates: 21°30′N 42°06′E / 21.5°N 42.1°E / 21.5; 42.1
Diameter 15 km
Depth 0.4 km
Colongitude 318° at sunrise
Eponym Ernest B. Esclangon

Esclangon is a lunar crater that is located in the rugged terrain to the west-northwest of the prominent crater Macrobius with the distance of about 70 km, and east of Sinus Amoris. Just about 23 km west-southwest is the crater Hill. Lacus Bonitatis, the Lake of Good, is located to the east and northeast of Esclangon.

Its diameter is 15 km, the area is around 175 km² and the perimeter is around 50 km.

The interior of this crater has been flooded, leaving only a low rim above the surface being only about 400 meters deep. The rim is not quite circular, having bulges to the northeast and northwest, most likely the result of smaller craters that have merged with the main rim. The interior surface is level and nearly featureless.

This formation was previously designated Macrobius L before being given a name by the IAU.


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