Segner (crater)

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Segner
Segner crater 4154 h3.jpg
Coordinates 58°54′S 48°18′W / 58.9°S 48.3°W / -58.9; -48.3Coordinates: 58°54′S 48°18′W / 58.9°S 48.3°W / -58.9; -48.3
Diameter 67 km
Depth 1.3 km
Colongitude 48° at sunrise
Eponym Johann A. von Segner

Segner is a lunar crater located near the southwestern limb of the Moon, to the northeast of the giant walled plain Bailly. The crater Zucchius is a few kilometers to the south-southwest of the rim, and to the north east lies the unusual formation Schiller. The smaller crater Weigel is located to the east.

Segner has a low, worn rim, and is generally much less prominent than the nearby Zucchius. The floor is distinguished only by a pair of small craterlets and a slightly undulating surface. There is no indication of a central peak. A low ridge runs to the north from the edge of the northern rim.

Segner lies within the southwest portion of the Schiller-Zucchius Basin.

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 Segner.

Segner Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 57.2° S 47.0° W 9 km
B 57.8° S 56.0° W 35 km
C 57.7° S 45.9° W 19 km
E 57.6° S 56.9° W 13 km
G 56.4° S 55.3° W 12 km
H 58.4° S 48.0° W 7 km
K 56.1° S 54.1° W 10 km
L 58.7° S 47.0° W 5 km
M 59.8° S 45.3° W 5 km
N 59.2° S 44.2° W 5 km

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