Pease (crater)

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Pease crater WAC.jpg
LRO WAC image
Coordinates 12°30′N 106°06′W / 12.5°N 106.1°W / 12.5; -106.1Coordinates: 12°30′N 106°06′W / 12.5°N 106.1°W / 12.5; -106.1
Diameter 38 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 102° at sunrise
Eponym Francis G. Pease
Oblique Lunar Orbiter 5 image, facing west

Pease is a lunar impact crater that lies in the north-northwestern edge of the huge skirt of ejecta that surrounds the Mare Orientale impact basin. It lies just over one crater diameter to the east of the smaller crater Butlerov. To the east-northeast of Pease is the somewhat larger Nobel.

This is a roughly circular, bowl-shaped formation with an outer rim that is only moderately eroded. No significant craters lie across the rim edge or the interior. There is a slight straightening of the western rim.