Neander (crater)

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Neander
Neander crater 4072 h1.jpg
Coordinates 31°18′S 39°54′E / 31.3°S 39.9°E / -31.3; 39.9Coordinates: 31°18′S 39°54′E / 31.3°S 39.9°E / -31.3; 39.9
Diameter 50 km
Depth 3.4 km
Colongitude 321° at sunrise
Eponym Michael Neander

Neander is a lunar impact crater that is located to the south of Mare Nectaris, in the southeastern part of the Moon's near side. To the west-northwest lies the prominent crater Piccolomini. The northwestern extension of the Vallis Rheita lunar valley passes about a crater diameter to the west of this formation.

The rim of Neander is roughly circular and somewhat sharp-edged, with some ledges formed along the inner sides. The circular, cup-shaped Neander A lies along the northwestern inner wall. The interior floor is uneven, with a formation of central peaks located at the midpoint.

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 Neander.

Neander Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 30.9° S 39.6° E 11 km
B 28.2° S 40.1° E 9 km
C 28.6° S 36.0° E 20 km
D 26.5° S 42.4° E 11 km
E 29.8° S 40.7° E 25 km
F 32.1° S 37.9° E 22 km
G 33.4° S 43.8° E 18 km
H 33.0° S 42.4° E 13 km
J 34.0° S 43.4° E 13 km
K 35.0° S 39.8° E 14 km
L 31.3° S 41.8° E 21 km
M 34.8° S 37.7° E 11 km
N 32.4° S 37.2° E 17 km
O 35.6° S 39.1° E 13 km
P 28.4° S 41.1° E 6 km
Q 28.8° S 41.4° E 6 km
R 33.2° S 38.6° E 12 km
S 31.9° S 42.1° E 12 km
T 29.9° S 38.4° E 10 km
V 31.3° S 38.2° E 5 km
W 32.3° S 38.5° E 9 km
X 33.1° S 37.8° E 8 km
Y 34.5° S 38.2° E 8 km
Z 33.8° S 42.0° E 7 km

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