Lacroix (crater)

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Lacroix
Coordinates 37°54′S 59°00′W / 37.9°S 59.0°W / -37.9; -59.0Coordinates: 37°54′S 59°00′W / 37.9°S 59.0°W / -37.9; -59.0
Diameter 38 km
Depth 1.6 km
Colongitude 59° at sunrise
Eponym Sylvestre F. de Lacroix

Lacroix is a crater that is located in the southwest part of the Moon, to the northwest of the large walled plain Schickard. The most notable feature of this crater is the smaller crater Lacroix J that overlies the southern rim. The surviving rim of Lacroix is nearly circular, with a slightly worn inner wall. The interior floor is relatively featureless.

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 Lacroix.

Lacroix Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 35.1° S 55.2° W 13 km
B 37.0° S 60.4° W 8 km
E 40.0° S 62.9° W 19 km
F 40.7° S 61.6° W 15 km
G 36.7° S 59.1° W 47 km
H 38.6° S 57.8° W 13 km
J 38.4° S 59.3° W 18 km
K 35.2° S 57.7° W 45 km
L 35.7° S 58.3° W 8 km
M 36.0° S 56.9° W 13 km
N 37.2° S 57.8° W 14 km
P 35.2° S 53.7° W 9 km
R 34.5° S 60.1° W 19 km

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