Hayford (crater)

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Hayford crater 2034 med.jpg
Coordinates 12°42′N 176°24′W / 12.7°N 176.4°W / 12.7; -176.4Coordinates: 12°42′N 176°24′W / 12.7°N 176.4°W / 12.7; -176.4
Diameter 27 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 177° at sunrise
Eponym John F. Hayford

Hayford is a lunar crater on the Moon's far side. It is a relatively isolated feature with the nearest named crater being Krasovskiy, some 300 km due south. Hayford has a well-defined edge that is not significantly eroded. The inner walls slope directly down to the floor, with little slumping or terrace formation. The interior floor is relatively featureless.

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 Hayford.

Hayford Latitude Longitude Diameter
E 13.5° N 172.1° W 21 km
K 9.6° N 174.2° W 26 km
L 8.2° N 175.9° W 16 km
P 11.1° N 177.6° W 21 km
T 13.3° N 179.5° E 31 km
U 14.0° N 179.9° E 21 km