Stark (crater)

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Stark crater 3121 med.jpg
Coordinates 25°30′S 134°36′E / 25.5°S 134.6°E / -25.5; 134.6Coordinates: 25°30′S 134°36′E / 25.5°S 134.6°E / -25.5; 134.6
Diameter 49 km
Depth 2.2 km
Colongitude 187° at sunrise
Eponym Johannes Stark

Stark is a lunar crater on the far side of the Moon. It lies to the southeast of the prominent crater Tsiolkovskiy, and north of Subbotin.

This is a heavily eroded crater with a jumbled outer rim and uneven interior. The pair of slightly smaller satellite craters Stark Y and Stark V are attached to the northwest and western exterior respectively, creating a triple-crater formation. (The designations Homer for Stark Y and Sappho for Stark V were suggested for these features, but the IAU rejected these names.) Within the interior of Stark is a small crater located just to the south of the midpoint.

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 Stark.

Stark Latitude Longitude Diameter
R 26.3° S 133.2° E 21 km
V 25.1° S 133.3° E 25 km
Y 24.4° S 134.0° E 31 km


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