Paneth (crater)

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Normal paneth-clem1.jpg
Clementine mosaic
Coordinates 63°00′N 94°48′W / 63.0°N 94.8°W / 63.0; -94.8Coordinates: 63°00′N 94°48′W / 63.0°N 94.8°W / 63.0; -94.8
Diameter 65 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 95° at sunrise
Eponym Friedrich Paneth

Paneth is a lunar impact crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, just beyond the northwestern limb. It lies just to the north-northeast of the crater Smoluchowski, and to the east-southeast of Boole on the near side.

The rim of Paneth is worn but not inordinately so; the edge remains well-defined and marked only by small craters along the northwest and southeast. This formation partly overlies a shallower crater Paneth K along the southeast of the rim. Only a narrow strip of terrain separates Paneth from Smoluchowski, and this ground is marked by an elongated crater and a short rille.

The interior floor has a central peak formation near the midpoint and a pair of small craters along the eastern rim. The inner surface is otherwise relatively flat and marked only by tiny craterlets.

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 Paneth.

Paneth Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 65.3° N 94.1° W 47 km
K 61.7° N 92.9° W 31 km
W 65.0° N 101.2° W 28 km