Pickering (lunar crater)

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Not to be confused with Pickering (Martian crater).
Pickering crater 4097 h1.jpg
Coordinates 2°54′S 7°00′E / 2.9°S 7.0°E / -2.9; 7.0Coordinates: 2°54′S 7°00′E / 2.9°S 7.0°E / -2.9; 7.0
Diameter 15 km
Depth 2.7 km
Colongitude 353° at sunrise
Eponym Edward C. Pickering
William H. Pickering

Pickering is a small lunar impact crater located to the northeast of the worn walled plain Hipparchus in the central region of the Moon. It lies to the northeast of the crater Horrocks, which lies within Hipparchus. To the southeast is the lava-flooded Saunder.

Pickering is a bowl-shaped formation with a circular rim that has received little wear. It has a ray system that extends for about 160 kilometers.

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 Pickering.

Pickering Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 1.5° S 7.1° E 5 km
B 2.1° S 7.4° E 6 km
C 1.5° S 6.1° E 4 km