Lockyer (lunar crater)

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Lockyer
Lockyer crater 4076 h2.jpg
Coordinates 46°12′S 36°42′E / 46.2°S 36.7°E / -46.2; 36.7Coordinates: 46°12′S 36°42′E / 46.2°S 36.7°E / -46.2; 36.7
Diameter 34 km
Depth 3.8 km
Colongitude 324° at sunrise
Eponym J. Norman Lockyer

Lockyer is a lunar crater that is located along the western wall of the large walled plain Janssen. This crater is roughly circular with a slight outward bulge along the eastern side. The edge of the rim is only lightly eroded, with an indentation in the side to the north-northwest. The interior floor is relatively featureless, except for a small crater along the edge of the southern inner wall.

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 Lockyer.

Lockyer Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 44.0° S 31.0° E 10 km
F 47.5° S 36.5° E 20 km
G 45.7° S 33.3° E 24 km
H 44.5° S 32.5° E 31 km
J 45.0° S 32.3° E 13 km

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