Hutton (lunar crater)

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Hutton
Coordinates 37°18′N 168°42′E / 37.3°N 168.7°E / 37.3; 168.7Coordinates: 37°18′N 168°42′E / 37.3°N 168.7°E / 37.3; 168.7
Diameter 50 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 192° at sunrise
Eponym James Hutton

Hutton is a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the northwest of the larger crater Shayn, and to the north of Nušl.

Hutton is a worn, circular crater with a largely symmetrical appearance. Its features include a small craterlet across the western rim, some slight disruption to the northern rim, and an eroded, ledge-like form along the southern inner wall. The interior floor has an elongated central ridge at the midpoint, and a smaller ridge offset to the east, but it is otherwise marked only by tiny craterlets and a few small hills.

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 Hutton.

Hutton Latitude Longitude Diameter
P 35.7° N 167.4° E 42 km
W 39.1° N 166.7° E 23 km

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