Sarabhai (crater)

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Sarabhai
Sarabhai crater AS15-M-0980.jpg
Apollo 15 image
Coordinates24°42′N 21°00′E / 24.7°N 21.0°E / 24.7; 21.0Coordinates: 24°42′N 21°00′E / 24.7°N 21.0°E / 24.7; 21.0
Diameter8 km
Depth1.7 km
Colongitude339° at sunrise
EponymVikram A. Sarabhai

Sarabhai is a small, circular, bowl-shaped crater on the Mare Serenitatis, in the northeast quadrant of the Moon. The formation is relatively isolated, being located to the northeast of the crater Bessel. It lies along a wrinkle ridge designated the Dorsum Azara. Other craters nearby are Very almost to the east, Finsch nearly to the south and Banting to the west-northwest, also Bessel's satellite crater Bessel H to the northwest.

This crater was previously identified as Bessel A before being renamed by the IAU in 1973.[1] It is named after Vikram Sarabhai, considered the Father of the Indian Space Programme.

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  1. ^ Sarabhai, Gazetteer of Planetary Nomenclature, International Astronomical Union (IAU) Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature (WGPSN)

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