Espin (crater)

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Espin
Espin crater AS16-M-3008 ASU.jpg
Oblique Apollo 16 mapping camera image (facing northwest)
Coordinates28°06′N 109°06′E / 28.1°N 109.1°E / 28.1; 109.1Coordinates: 28°06′N 109°06′E / 28.1°N 109.1°E / 28.1; 109.1
Diameter75 km
DepthUnknown
Colongitude251° at sunrise
EponymThomas H. E. C. Espin
Oblique Apollo 14 Hasselblad camera image (facing east)

Espin is a lunar impact crater that lies on the far side of the Moon, just beyond the northeastern limb. It lies to the west-southwest of the larger crater Seyfert, and northwest of Deutsch.

This is a worn formation with heavy damage along the northern rim. Several small craters lie along the northern edge, and a crater lies across the southern rim. The northern part of the interior floor is somewhat irregular, but it is more level to the south. A ray from the crater Giordano Bruno to the north-northwest reaches the western interior of Espin.

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 Espin.

Espin Latitude Longitude Diameter
E 28.3° N 111.3° E 35 km

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