Reinhold (crater)

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Reinhold
Reinhold crater 4126 h1.jpg
Lunar Orbiter 4 image of Reinhold (center) and Reinhold B (upper right)
(triangular spot is blemish on original)
Coordinates3°18′N 22°48′W / 3.3°N 22.8°W / 3.3; -22.8Coordinates: 3°18′N 22°48′W / 3.3°N 22.8°W / 3.3; -22.8
Diameter48 km
Depth3.3 km
Colongitude23° at sunrise
EponymErasmus Reinhold
Oblique view from Apollo 12
Crater Reinhold by Wilhelm Gotthelf Lohrmann (1878)

Reinhold is a prominent lunar impact crater that lies to the south-southwest of the crater Copernicus, on the Mare Insularum. To the northeast is a small crater named Fauth, to the east-southeast is Gambart, and to the southwest is the slightly smaller crater Lansberg.

The interior walls are terraced and the irregular outer ramparts are visible against the flat surface of the mare. The interior floor is relatively featureless, with only a few low rises. Just to the northeast is a low, flooded crater designated Reinhold B.

Satellite craters[edit]

By convention these features are identified on current lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest to Reinhold.

Reinhold Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 4.1° N 21.7° W 4 km
B 4.3° N 21.7° W 26 km
C 4.4° N 24.5° W 4 km
D 2.6° N 24.5° W 2 km
F 3.4° N 21.4° W 5 km
G 4.8° N 19.8° W 3 km
H 4.2° N 20.9° W 4 km
N 1.6° N 25.4° W 4 km

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