Tacchini (crater)

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Normal Tacchini LO-IV-018H LTVT.jpg
Lunar Orbiter 4 image, several streaks are inside the photo with a thick one above the middle
Coordinates 4°54′N 85°48′E / 4.9°N 85.8°E / 4.9; 85.8Coordinates: 4°54′N 85°48′E / 4.9°N 85.8°E / 4.9; 85.8
Diameter 40 km
Depth Unknown
Colongitude 275° at sunrise
Eponym Pietro Tacchini

Tacchini is a lunar crater on the northwestern edge of the Mare Smythii, near the eastern limb of the Moon. It lies just to the south of the prominent crater Neper, and was designated Neper K before being given its current name by the IAU. To the south-southeast of Tacchni is the smaller crater Peek and to the west-southwest is the crater pair of Schubert and Back.

This crater is roughly circular in form, with a rim that is better defined along the eastern side. The northwestern half of the floor is elevated, along the side where ejecta from the younger Neper intrudes into the interior. There is a pair of small craters along the northwestern inner wall.


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