Fontana (lunar crater)

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Fontana
Coordinates 16°06′S 56°36′W / 16.1°S 56.6°W / -16.1; -56.6Coordinates: 16°06′S 56°36′W / 16.1°S 56.6°W / -16.1; -56.6
Diameter 31 km
Depth 1.5 km
Colongitude 57° at sunrise
Eponym Francesco Fontana

Fontana is a lunar crater that is located in the southwestern part of the Moon's near side, to the south of the Oceanus Procellarum. It lies to the west-northwest of the flooded crater Zupus. Midway between Fontana and Zupus is a rille system designated Rimae Zupus.

This is a low-rimmed crater with an interior floor that is marked only by several small craterlets, and a few low ridges in the southwest. The rim is narrow and roughly circular, with an outward bulge at the northern end. There is a cleft in the northeastern part of the rim.

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 Fontana.

Fontana Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 15.7° S 56.1° W 13 km
B 15.5° S 56.3° W 11 km
C 12.8° S 57.1° W 14 km
D 17.0° S 57.3° W 11 km
E 17.6° S 57.9° W 13 km
F 16.2° S 59.9° W 7 km
G 16.0° S 59.2° W 15 km
H 14.0° S 57.9° W 9 km
K 13.2° S 57.3° W 7 km
M 17.2° S 57.5° W 6 km
W 17.2° S 58.3° W 6 km
Y 16.7° S 58.3° W 5 km

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