Hase (crater)

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Hase (LRO).png
Craters Hase (upper) and Hase D (lower)
Coordinates 29°22′S 62°41′E / 29.37°S 62.68°E / -29.37; 62.68Coordinates: 29°22′S 62°41′E / 29.37°S 62.68°E / -29.37; 62.68
Diameter 83 km
Depth 2.5 km
Colongitude 299° at sunrise
Eponym Johann M. Hase
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 4 image, facing west

Hase is a lunar crater that is located in the rugged southeast part of the Moon, to the south-southwest of the prominent walled plain Petavius. Palitzsch and Vallis Palitzsch are attached to the northeastern rim of Hase.

The rim of this crater has been damaged and eroded by a long history of subsequent impacts. The most prominent of these is Hase D, a comparably sized crater that has overlain the southern rim, leaving only a low rim between the two formations. Hase A is a small crater that lies in the interior of Hase, near the irregular northern rim. The remainder of the floor is rough and irregular.

To the southeast of Hase D is a system of linear rilles designated Rimae Hase. Their north-western extension transects western part of Hase and Hase D.

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 Hase.

Hase Coordinates Diameter, km
A 29°04′S 62°56′E / 29.06°S 62.94°E / -29.06; 62.94 (Hase A) 15
B 31°31′S 60°04′E / 31.51°S 60.06°E / -31.51; 60.06 (Hase B) 20
D 31°07′S 63°18′E / 31.11°S 63.30°E / -31.11; 63.30 (Hase D) 57