Klein (crater)

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Klein crater 4101 h2.jpg
Coordinates 12°00′S 2°36′E / 12.0°S 2.6°E / -12.0; 2.6Coordinates: 12°00′S 2°36′E / 12.0°S 2.6°E / -12.0; 2.6
Diameter 44 km
Depth 1.5 km
Colongitude 1° at sunrise
Eponym Hermann J. Klein
Oblique view from Apollo 14

Klein is a lunar impact crater that is located across the western rim of the larger crater Albategnius, in the central highlands region of the Moon.

The rim of Klein has been worn and incised by a history of impacts, and the western rim is larger than the remainder. There are low saddles in both the northern and southern parts of the rim, and the crater Klein A cuts through the northeast rim. The floor has been covered and smoothed by a lava flow, and there is a small central peak.

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 Klein.

Klein Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 11.4° S 3.0° E 9 km
B 12.5° S 1.8° E 6 km
C 12.5° S 2.6° E 6 km