Pirquet (crater)

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Pirquet
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Pirquet (right center) from Apollo 17. NASA photo.
Coordinates 20°18′S 139°36′E / 20.3°S 139.6°E / -20.3; 139.6Coordinates: 20°18′S 139°36′E / 20.3°S 139.6°E / -20.3; 139.6
Diameter 65 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 221° at sunrise
Eponym Guido von Pirquet
Oblique view facing east from Apollo 15

Pirquet is an eroded lunar impact crater that lies to the northwest of the larger crater Levi-Civita on the far side of the Moon. About three crater diameters to the west is the prominent Tsiolkovskiy. To the north-northeast of Pirquet is Denning.

The rim and interior of Pirquet are marked by a number of small craterlets. A small crater is protruding into the inner wall along the south-southeastern side. This crater is slightly elongated along the east–west direction, making it appear slightly oval.

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 Pirquet.

Pirquet Latitude Longitude Diameter
S 20.6° S 137.7° E 30 km
X 17.2° S 138.5° E 17 km

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