Schubert (lunar crater)

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Schubert
Schubert crater Back crater AS16-M-2901.jpg
Apollo 16 Mapping Camera image of Schubert crater (above right of center) and Back crater (below left of center)
Coordinates 2°48′N 81°00′E / 2.8°N 81.0°E / 2.8; 81.0Coordinates: 2°48′N 81°00′E / 2.8°N 81.0°E / 2.8; 81.0
Diameter 54 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 280° at sunrise
Eponym Theodor F.
von Schubert
Oblique view of Schubert and vicinity, facing west, from Apollo 15

Schubert is a lunar impact crater that lies near the eastern limb of the Moon's near side. The crater is located to the northwest of the Mare Smythii, and southwest of the prominent crater Neper. Nearly attached to the southern rim is the crater Back.

Schubert is a nearly circular crater formation that has not suffered significant erosion from subsequent impacts, and retains a well-defined rim. The interior surface is generally flat, a few low hills near the center.

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 Schubert.

Schubert Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 2.1° N 79.3° E 2 km
C 1.8° N 84.6° E 31 km
E 4.0° N 78.6° E 27 km
F 3.2° N 77.9° E 35 km
G 4.1° N 75.2° E 56 km
H 1.4° N 76.1° E 31 km
J 0.1° S 78.9° E 20 km
K 2.3° N 75.9° E 29 km
N 1.8° N 72.7° E 75 km
X 0.3° N 76.8° E 51 km

The following craters have been renamed by the IAU.

Schubert C is called Doyle on some older maps,[1] but this name was not approved by the IAU.

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