La Condamine (crater)

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La Condamine
La Condamine crater 4145 h3.jpg
Coordinates 53°24′N 28°12′W / 53.4°N 28.2°W / 53.4; -28.2Coordinates: 53°24′N 28°12′W / 53.4°N 28.2°W / 53.4; -28.2
Diameter 37 km
Depth 3.3km
Colongitude 187° at sunrise
Eponym C. M. de La Condamine

La Condamine is a small lunar crater that is located on the southern edge of the Mare Frigoris, in the northern part of the Moon. It lies to the northeast of the mountain-rimmed Sinus Iridum formation in the northwest part of the Mare Imbrium.

The crater rim is low and rounded, with the edge worn and eroded along the northeast side. The outer wall is somewhat polygonal, particularly in the southwestern half. The interior is fairly flat with no central peak, but there is a low curved, double rille in the western half that reaches toward the northern rim.

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 La Condamine.

La Condamine Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 54.4° N 30.1° W 18 km
B 58.8° N 31.5° W 17 km
C 52.4° N 30.2° W 10 km
D 53.5° N 30.8° W 10 km
E 57.7° N 31.9° W 8 km
F 57.3° N 31.0° W 7 km
G 54.8° N 28.1° W 8 km
H 53.1° N 26.6° W 6 km
J 56.0° N 19.3° W 7 km
K 51.9° N 25.5° W 7 km
L 53.6° N 26.7° W 6 km
M 54.2° N 26.6° W 7 km
N 53.8° N 25.6° W 9 km
O 55.1° N 25.6° W 7 km
P 52.9° N 23.5° W 6 km
Q 52.6° N 23.9° W 9 km
R 55.0° N 21.3° W 7 km
S 57.3° N 25.2° W 4 km
T 59.2° N 29.6° W 6 km
U 54.5° N 22.7° W 7 km
V 54.5° N 24.1° W 6 km
X 57.2° N 21.4° W 4 km

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