Mitchell (crater)

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Mitchell
Aristoteles crater 4103 h3.jpg
Lunar Orbiter 4 image of Aristoteles (large crater) and Mitchell (smaller one to the right)
Coordinates 49°42′N 20°12′E / 49.7°N 20.2°E / 49.7; 20.2Coordinates: 49°42′N 20°12′E / 49.7°N 20.2°E / 49.7; 20.2
Diameter 30 km
Depth 1.3 km
Colongitude 340° at sunrise
Eponym Maria Mitchell
Location of the lunar crater Mitchell

Mitchell is a lunar crater, named after Maria Mitchell, which is attached to the eastern rim of the larger and more prominent crater Aristoteles. The floor of Mitchell is rough and irregular, with a low central rise, being partially filled with the ejecta of the younger Aristoteles. There is a slight notch in the southern rim, and the western wall has been completely absorbed by the rim of Aristoteles.

Satellite craters[edit]

By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint which is closest to Mitchell.

Mitchell Latitude Longitude Diameter
B 48.3° N 19.3° E 6 km
E 47.6° N 21.7° E 8 km

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