Hendrix (crater)

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Hendrix
Hendrix crater 5030 h1.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image
Coordinates46°36′S 159°12′W / 46.6°S 159.2°W / -46.6; -159.2Coordinates: 46°36′S 159°12′W / 46.6°S 159.2°W / -46.6; -159.2
Diameter18 km
DepthUnknown
Colongitude160° at sunrise
EponymDon O. Hendrix

Hendrix is a small lunar impact crater that is located on the Moon's far side, deep in the southern hemisphere. Hendrix lies about a crater diameter to the south-southwest of the crater White, just beyond the outer rim of the enormous walled plain Apollo. This is a roughly circular, bowl-shaped crater. The rim is sharp-edged and not noticeably eroded. The interior is relatively featureless.

The crater is named after Don Hendrix.[1]

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 Hendrix.

Hendrix Latitude Longitude Diameter
M 48.4° S 158.9° W 21 km

References[edit]

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