Holden (lunar crater)

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This article is about the crater on the Moon. For its namesake on the Mars, see Holden (Martian crater) and for other things and people named Holden, see Holden (disambiguation).
Holden crater 4184 h1.jpg
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 4 image
Coordinates 19°11′S 62°32′E / 19.19°S 62.53°E / -19.19; 62.53Coordinates: 19°11′S 62°32′E / 19.19°S 62.53°E / -19.19; 62.53
Diameter 48 km
Depth 4.0 km
Colongitude 298° at sunrise
Eponym Edward S. Holden
Oblique view from Apollo 15

Holden is a lunar crater attached to the southeast rim of the much larger crater Vendelinus. The crater rim is impacted by a craterlet on the north-northwest, and it possesses a terrace along the northeast interior wall. The floor of the crater is flat with no central peak. There is a small crater on the floor just to the south of the midpoint. It is named after Edward Singleton Holden. A crater with the same name exists on Mars.

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 Holden.

Holden Coordinates Diameter, km
R 20°49′S 60°59′E / 20.82°S 60.99°E / -20.82; 60.99 (Holden R) 18
S 20°25′S 61°34′E / 20.41°S 61.56°E / -20.41; 61.56 (Holden S) 14
T 19°01′S 64°10′E / 19.02°S 64.17°E / -19.02; 64.17 (Holden T) 9
V 18°34′S 62°04′E / 18.57°S 62.07°E / -18.57; 62.07 (Holden V) 12
W 18°55′S 60°01′E / 18.91°S 60.02°E / -18.91; 60.02 (Holden W) 12