Heinrich (crater)

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Heinrich
Heinrich crater AS15-M-2060.jpg
Apollo 15 image
Coordinates 24°48′N 15°18′W / 24.8°N 15.3°W / 24.8; -15.3Coordinates: 24°48′N 15°18′W / 24.8°N 15.3°W / 24.8; -15.3
Diameter 6 km
Depth 1.4 km
Colongitude 16° at sunrise
Eponym Wladimir W. Heinrich

Heinrich is a small lunar impact crater on the Mare Imbrium, a lunar mare in the northwest quadrant of the Moon's near side. It is a circular, bowl-shaped formation very similar to many other craters of comparable size on the Moon.

Heinrich lies to the southwest of the prominent crater Timocharis, and was previously designated as Timocharis A before being given its current name by the IAU. It is otherwise a relatively isolated formation with only a few tiny satellite craters of Timocharis located nearby.

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