Swann (crater)

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Coordinates 52°00′N 112°42′E / 52.0°N 112.7°E / 52.0; 112.7Coordinates: 52°00′N 112°42′E / 52.0°N 112.7°E / 52.0; 112.7
Diameter 42 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 249° at sunrise
Eponym William F. G. Swann

Swann is a lunar crater that is located on the far side of the Moon, to the southeast of the prominent crater Compton. This is a heavily worn and battered formation that is now scarcely recognizable as a crater. The terrain along the rim and the interior resembles the surrounding surface, being marked by secondary craters from Compton. To the north and northeast of Swann are two younger, bowl-shaped craters, Swann A and Swann C, with sharp-edged rims that have not received significantly wear.

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 Swann.

Swann Latitude Longitude Diameter
A 52.9° N 113.3° E 15 km
C 52.8° N 114.4° E 19 km