Manzinus (crater)

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Manzinus crater 4082 h2.jpg
Lunar Orbiter 4 image with north at top.
(Group of dots in lower left is blemish on original image)
Coordinates 67°42′S 26°48′E / 67.7°S 26.8°E / -67.7; 26.8Coordinates: 67°42′S 26°48′E / 67.7°S 26.8°E / -67.7; 26.8
Diameter 98 km
Depth 3.8 km
Colongitude 337° at sunrise
Eponym Carlo A. Manzini

Manzinus is a lunar crater that is located in the southern region of the Moon's near side. It lies less than one crater diameter to the south-southwest of the crater Mutus, and to the northwest of Boguslawsky. The latter is a crater with nearly the same dimension and a comparable appearance to Manzinus.

The outer rim of Manzinus is worn, eroded, and somewhat irregular. The outer rim to the north-northeast is joined to the smaller Manzinus R, and the crest along that side is lower and forms a saddle. There is a cluster of small craters along the southern side that partly overlap each other, consisting of the craters D, E, G, and N listed in the table below. The heavily eroded satellite crater Manzinus A lies along the southeastern inner wall. Similarly the small crater Manzinus S lies along the northern inner wall, and the cup-shaped Manzinus J overlies the northwest rim.

The interior surface has been resurfaced in the past, and now forms a level, featureless plain that is marked only by a few tiny craterlets. The floor has the same albedo as the surrounding terrain.

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 Manzinus.

Manzinus Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 68.4° S 27.5° E 20 km
B 63.7° S 21.1° E 28 km
C 70.1° S 22.1° E 25 km
D 69.6° S 24.7° E 34 km
E 68.9° S 25.4° E 18 km
F 63.9° S 19.7° E 18 km
G 69.6° S 26.0° E 16 km
H 68.6° S 19.2° E 13 km
J 66.3° S 23.5° E 12 km
K 63.3° S 20.3° E 12 km
L 64.4° S 22.7° E 20 km
M 63.4° S 22.8° E 6 km
N 70.2° S 28.8° E 14 km
O 64.9° S 25.0° E 5 km
P 67.8° S 29.4° E 6 km
R 65.9° S 30.0° E 16 km
S 66.4° S 27.3° E 11 km
T 67.5° S 32.9° E 21 km
U 68.6° S 34.5° E 21 km